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VWL VIII: International Competition Policy – Prof. Dr. Fabian Herweg

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Bachelor / Master Thesis

Students interested in writing their bachelor or master thesis at the Chair of International Competition Policy should have passed one of the courses offered by the chair - ideally a "Hauptseminar". The Chair of International Competition Policy supervises theses dealing with all kinds of topics related to microeconomics: antitrust policy, regulation, contract design, behavioral economics, industrial organization, mechanism design, environmental economics, financial markets, law & economics. The core of the thesis should be a theoretical model (or models) published recently in a highly-ranked economic journal. Potential topics should be discussed with the head of the chair.


Students interested in writing their final project for the WiWiZ program at the chair of ICP should have passed the course "Wettbewerbstheorie und -politik". We expect WiWiZ students to show willingness to deal with simple mathematical models.

Student Seminars

In general, our seminars are theory-based. The goal is to develop a deeper understanding of the (sometimes mathematically complex) models at hand. Seminars cover topics ranging from competition policy and industrial organization to behavioral economics.

In order to pass the seminar, students have to write a term paper and give a presentation on the topic they dealt with in their paper. Please find a guideline on how to write a term paper here:  [german][english]

For those interested in using LaTeX when writing an essay, term paper or thesis, please find an introduction on how to quickly get started below.

LaTeX für wissenschaftliche Arbeiten [german]

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