Teaching
  • Bachelor
    • “Wirtschafts- und Finanzpolitik”, summer term, 3 CP, in German
    • “Makroökonomie”, winter term, 5 CP, in German
  • Master
    • Modul “Economic Policy”, winter term, 6 CP, in English, consisting of lectures
      • “Political Economics”
      • “Public Economics”
    • Modul “Arbeit und Soziales”, summer term, 6 CP, in German, consisting of lectures
      • “Arbeitsmarkttheorie und Politik”
      • “Sozialpolitik”
  • Seminars for Bachelor and Master students, various topics, summer term, 5 CP

Course information

Exam reviews will be announced on our webpage (news) at the beginning of each semester.

Examination dates are published below and on TUCaN.

Registration for courses offered by our unit has to be done via TUCaN.

Teaching materials can be found on Moodle.

For office hours, please check the websites of the team members.

Winter Semester 2021/22

  • Module “Arbeit und Soziales”: Friday, 4th of February 2022, 9:45-11:15
  • Module “Economic Policy”: Wednesday, 16th of February 2022, 10:00-11:30
  • Makroökonomie: Thursday, 3rd of March 2022, 8:15-9:45
  • Wirtschafts- und Finanzpolitik: Friday, 11th of March 2022, 15:15-16:15

Rooms in which the exams take place will be announced a few days before the exam dates, respectively.

Course very good good satisfactory sufficient insufficient
Political economics WS 19/20 29.2% 58.3% 8.3% 4.2% 0%
Sozialpolitik SS 2020 25% 55% 20% 0% 0%
Arbeitsmarkttheorie und Politik SS 2020 21.1% 63.2% 10.5% 5.3% 0%
Public economics WS 19/20 31.8% 59.1% 9.1% 0% 0%
Makroökonomie WS 19/20 26.7% 65% 6.7% 1.7% 0%
Course much better 1 2 3 4 5 much worse
Political economics WS 19/20 0% 54.5% 45.5% 0% 0%
Sozialpolitik SS 2020 5.3% 57.9% 36.8% 0% 0%
Arbeitsmarkttheorie und Politik SS 2020 10.5% 52.6% 26.3% 10.5% 0%
Public economics WS 19/20 12.5% 33.3% 45.8% 8.3% 0%
Makroökonomie WS 19/20 19% 39.7% 32.8% 8.6% 0%

Students looking for topics for their final theses may choose among the ones provided below or approach us with their own suggestions.

  • Economic effects of minimum wages

    Bachelor thesis, Master thesis (15 CP)

    If you are interested please contact Marcel Eckardt via .

    Supervisor: Marcel Steffen Eckardt, M.Sc.

  • Should robots be taxed?

    Bachelor thesis, Master thesis (15 CP)

    If you are interested please contact Marcel Eckardt via .

    Supervisor: Marcel Steffen Eckardt, M.Sc.

  • The Meltzer-Richard Model

    Bachelor thesis, Master thesis (15 CP)

    If you are interested please contact Marcel Eckardt via .

  • Populisms: causes and consequences

    Master thesis (15 CP)

    If you are interested please contact Michael Neugart via .

    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Neugart

  • Monopsony power in the labor market

    Bachelor thesis, Master thesis (15 CP)

    If you are interested please contact Michael Neugart via .

    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Neugart

  • Programming and analysing an agent-based computational model

    Master thesis (30 CP)

    Your task is to replicate the coding of an existing agent-based model using the platform Repast Simphony, or to code your model of choice using the platform Repast Simphony and analyse it. For the latter option, you may choose a textbook model you learned about during your studies, or a topic from another area of interest.

    If you are interested please contact Michael Neugart via .

    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Neugart

  • Replication study of an empirical research paper

    Master thesis (30 CP)

    Your task is to replicate an empirical research paper with the data used in the original publication and add further robustness analyses, or to replicate the research paper using similar data, e.g. from another country.

    Guide for replication studies (opens in new tab)

    If you are interested please contact Marcel Eckardt via or Michael Neugart via

    Supervisor: Marcel Eckardt (M. Sc.) or Prof. Dr. Michael Neugart

  • Time Inconsistency: The Barro-Gordon Model

    Bachelor thesis, Studienarbeit, Master thesis (15 CP)

    If you are interested please contact Marcel Eckardt via .

    Supervisor: Marcel Steffen Eckardt, M.Sc.