Offered Theses


The topics offered are only a selection of available topics. Due to capacity reasons, not all topics can be dealt with at the same time. Some topics can be worked on as Bachelor's or Master's thesis.

If specific expertise are required for an offered thesis it is helpful but not mandatory to have these skills before starting your thesis. However, this leads to a significant additional effort.

Please note that topics will only be published or updated a few days before the start of the application phase (WT 01.08 to 31.08 and ST 01.03 to 31.03)!

Suggestions for topics on your part related to asset management will also be accepted (supervisor: Schwarz).


Offered Theses

Stock market volatlity and the effect of rare events

  • Bachelor Thesis Business Administration
  • Master Thesis Business Administration



  • Wachter, Jessica, “Can Time-Varying Risk of Rare Disasters Explain Aggregate Stock Market Volatility?,” NBER Working Paper no. 14386, 2009.
  • Malmendier, Ulrike, and Stefan Nagel, 2011, Depression babies: Do macroeconomic experiences affect risk-taking?Quarterly Journal of Economics126, 373–416.
  • Barro R. J., Rare disasters and asset markets in the twentieth century, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2006, vol. 121 (pg. 823-66).