Final theses

The staff of the Institute for Environmental Economics and World Trade is continuously looking for students to work on student research projects and theses. The topics usually cover the entire spectrum of research areas within the projects currently being dealt with. Do you have ideas for your own topics and concrete tasks? These are also very welcome. Below you will find an overview of the theses offered, as well as our archive.

  • Bachelor's theses

    Dear Bachelor Students,

    we are pleased that you are interested in writing your bachelor thesis at our institute. We are offering a preparatory course for the beginning of 2021 (Introduction to Scientific Work at IUW Bachelor). Participation is highly recommended. During the course, new topics for bachelor theses will be presented and the scientific work at our institute will be shown.

    You should note that the bachelor thesis can either be a pure literature analysis (e.g. in the form of a meta-analysis) or you can work with concrete data from our projects (e.g. www.tvsep.de) and evaluate them descriptively.

    In the case of a literature analysis, we have very diverse topics from the fields of environment, development, trade and sustainability. You can also propose your own topics. You can get a small insight into our topics in our archive of completed bachelor theses.

    In case of a descriptive thesis with selected data from our projects you will get some support from us. With appropriate literature (e.g. "Data Analysis with Stata" / "Microeconometrics Using Stata", both available at TIB) you can also get an application-oriented introduction to the statistical program Stata. This can be useful especially with regard to a master thesis.

    You can write your thesis in English or German, although we prefer English for the empirical papers. The length of the papers depends very much on the topic (on average I would assume 25-30 pages).

    Registration deadline: Please follow the deadlines of the Dean of Studies Office (usually end of June for Bachelor students). However, please take into account that if you register only at the end of June, your processing time for the Bachelor thesis will conflict with the examination period. Early registration (e.g. from the beginning of March) is therefore highly recommended.

    The official registration of all theses is handled by Prof. Dr. Ulrike Grote or  Dr. Trung Thanh Nguyen. Contact person is also  Dr. Steven Gronau.

  • Master's theses

    Dear Master students,

    we are pleased that you are interested in writing your master thesis at our institute. We offer a preparatory course for the beginning of 2021 (Introduction to scientific writing at IUW Master ). Participation is highly recommended. During the course, new topics for master's theses will be presented and the scientific work at our institute will be shown.

    You should note that the thesis should have an empirical part in addition to a literature part, for which you will need either qualitative or quantitative data. We can provide you with quantitative data within the framework of our projects - or you can collect them yourself.

    In case of working with data from our projects, we will offer you some concrete topics. But you can also think about them yourself, for example by looking at the questionnaire on the TVSEP homepage. We also have data from other countries, such as Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya. With appropriate literature (e.g. "Data Analysis with Stata" / "Microeconometrics Using Stata", both available at TIB) and some support from us, you can familiarize yourself with the statistical program Stata in an application-oriented way. There are also topics related to optimization and agent-based models (GAMS and Netlogo software). An introduction to this is offered in the course "Micro- and Macroeconomic Simulation Modeling" in the winter semester.

    If you prefer to collect your own quantitative or qualitative data, you are somewhat more flexible in your choice of topic. Mostly consumer surveys are conducted and you design your own questionnaire accordingly (e.g. with LimeSurvey). You can perform the analysis with the help of various statistical programs (e.g. R, Stata, SPSS).

    By the way, in the summer semester we offer an econometrics course in the computer lab, in which you can participate to refresh your Stata knowledge on concrete empirical examples.

    You can get a small insight into our topics by looking at our IUW homepage under Research and Teaching (Theses) and the respective archives.

    You can write your thesis in English or German, with English being preferable, especially since the underlying literature is also often in English.

     

     

  • Doctoral theses

    If you do not find any explicitly advertised theses here, please contact us directly.

NOTES FOR FINAL PAPERS

Here you will find general information on the structure of your thesis and the correct citation of literature.

CONTACT FOR GENERAL QUESTIONS REGARDING THESES

© Jakob Richter
Marita Lanka
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Königsworther Platz 1
30167 Hannover
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© Jakob Richter
Marita Lanka
Office
Address
Königsworther Platz 1
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
168