Proposals for theses

Theses can be written in either German or English, regardless of the language in which the proposals are described here. You are welcome to discuss your own ideas with us. Are you interested? Contact Prof. Löffler or one of his assistants.


Proposals for Master's theses
Proposals for Bachelor's theses


We provide some Guidelines for writing a seminar paper or a thesis and for giving presentations

Links for literature searches

  • ECONLIT (search within economic (incl. finance) journals)
  • (search for working papers posted on SSRN. Most finance researchers post their papers on SSRN)
  • Scholar.Google (It's great for finding papers that cite a specific paper, or for finding full-texts, but you shouldn't use it as your only way to search the literature. One pitfall is that a new paper that has not been cited yet may not show up at the top of the results even though you search for words that describe the paper well, and better than the papers that are placed ahead of it.)
  • Directory of journals with information on online access. (Search for journals and you get information on whether they are available online and if so, where (e.g. through EBSCO))

Data and Software

see our information here