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The topics offered represent only a selection of the topics available. For capacity reasons, not all topics can be covered at the same time. Some topics can be worked on both as a Bachelor's and Master's thesis.

If special knowledge is required for the thesis, this does not necessarily have to be available in advance, but can also be acquired during the time of the thesis. However, this leads directly to a considerable increased workload.

Applications for a thesis in the winter term (summer term) can be submitted between 01.08 and 31.08 (01.03 and 31.03). The offered topics will be published or updated a few days before the start of the application phase.

Proposals for topics related to asset management will also be accepted (Supervisor: Schwarz).

Offered Theses

Empirical evidence and possible explanations for the Post-Earnings Announcement Drift (PEAD) - A literature review

Bachelor Thesis Business Administration
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  • Kenntnisse: Grundlagen der Statistik; Ökonometrie; Asset-Pricing
  • Ziel:  Es soll ausgehend von der Literatur zum Post-Earnings Announcement Drift (PEAD) untersucht werden, ob eine Handelstrategie basierend auf dem PEAD auch zukünftig erfolgsversprechend sein könnte. Hierzu müssen die Ergebnisse einer Vielzahl an empirischer Studien betrachtet und bewertet werden. Insbesondere sollen ratioanle und verhaltenswissenschaftliche Erklärungsansätze betrachtet und bewertet werden.  


  • Ball, Ray/Brown, Philip (1968): An Empirical Evaluation of Accounting Income Numbers, in: Journal of Accounting Research, 6. Jg., Nr. 2, S. 159.
  • Bernard, Victor L./Thomas, Jacob K. (1989): Post-Earnings-Announcement Drift: Delayed Price Response or Risk Premium?, in: Journal of Accounting Research, 27. Jg., S. 1-35.
  • Taylor, Daniel (2011): Chapter 4 - Post-Earnings Announcement Drift and Related Anomalies, in: Zacks, Leonard (2011): The handbook of equity market anomalies - Translating market inefficiencies into effective investment strategies, Wiley finance, Hoboken, N.J.
  • Dellavigna, Stefano/Pollet, Joshua M. (2009): Investor Inattention and Friday Earnings Announcements, in: The Journal of Finance, 64. Jg., Nr. 2, S. 709–749.
  • Hirshleifer, David/Lim, Sonya Seongyeon/Teoh, Siew Hong (2009): Driven to Distraction: Extraneous Events and Underreaction to Earnings News, in: The Journal of Finance, 64. Jg., Nr. 5, S. 2289–2325.


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