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Summer term

  • Advanced Microeconomics II ("research track"), Prof. Dr. Schottmüller, KLIPS: 14289.0201, course material
  • Seminar Competition Policy, Mr. Gramb, KLIPS: 14289.0202, topics list, intro slides
  • Seminar Topics in the Economics of Information and Privacy, Prof. Dr. Schottmüller, KLIPS 14289.0205, course description, guide for writing the seminar paper

Please note that seminars are allocated to students centrally. The chair is not involved in this process and cannot help you if you did not get a place.

Winter term

  • Imperfect Information in Health Care Markets, Prof. Dr. Schottmüller and Mr. Gramb, siehe KLIPS: 14289.0202; course material
    The post-exam review will take place on Wednesday 17th April 2019. Further information can be found here.
  • Information and Strategy (in module SM Topics in Markets and Institutions C), Prof. Dr. Schottmüller; course material

Thesis supervision

  • If you intend to write a thesis at our chair, you should have successfully completed one of our seminars beforehand.
  • Read these guidelines for thesis supervision and follow them.
  • We created a template for students who want to get started with LaTeX. Read the "Getting Started" part of the wikibook first. Then have a look at the following files: .tex (with explanations of common usage), .bib (bibliography), example graphic, .pdf (the compiled output), plain .tex template. If the use of BibTeX for citations is unclear, check Martin Osborne's guide.

  • We created some jupyter notebooks that explain how you can make professionally looking plots, numerically solve maximization problems and numerically solve (systems of) equations. I think all of this can be extremely helpful when writing a seminar paper or a thesis. The backend for all this is the julia programming language but no prior knowledge of programming is required. The notebooks can be found here. If you write your thesis in LaTeX, you can also use the tikz package for making graphs. Jacques Crémer has written an excellent mini-introduction to tikz.

For further inquiries concerning thesis writing (not covered in the guidelines above), please contact Mr. Marius Gramb.

Resources for students

  • A guide on how to write a literature based seminar paper.
  • A template for students who want to get started with LaTeX. Read the "Getting Started" part of the wikibook first. Then have a look at the following files: .tex (with explanations of common usage), .bib (bibliography), example graphic, .pdf (the compiled output), plain .tex template. If the use of BibTeX for citations is unclear, check Martin Osborne's guide.
  • Jupyter notebooks that explain how you can make professionally looking plots, numerically solve maximization problems and numerically solve (systems of) equations. We think all of this can be extremely helpful when writing a seminar paper or a thesis. The backend for all this is the julia programming language but no prior knowledge of programming is required. The notebooks can be found here. If you want to learn programming in julia from scratch, you may want to check out this tutorial. (For, more examples where Julia is used to solve problems in (macro)economics, see here.)
  • Microeconomic theory makes heavy use of mathematics. The following books are recommended background reading in mathematics:

    • for Bachelor students in economics: Simon and Blume, "Mathematics for Economists", W.W. Norton & Company, 1994
    • for Master students in economics: (part I and II in) de la Fuente, "Mathematical Methods and Models in Economics", Cambridge University Press, 2000
    • for students who find Simon and Blume's book too hard: Sydsæter, Hammond, Strøm and Carvajal, "Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis", Pearson Education Limited, 2016
    • for PhD students in economics: Ok, "Real Analysis with Economic Applications", Princeton University Press, 2007