Chair of Monetary Economics and International Finance

Topics for Bachelor Theses



Bachelor theses (appr. 30 pages):

You can find all valid information about registration deadlines and procedure on the homepage of our registrar's office.

Our chair offers a list of topics on this page from which you can choose your preferred topic for your thesis and make a reservation. Documents for reservation and official registration are available at our secretary’s office. There you can also make your reservation for your preferred topic with a deadline of four weeks

To meet the deadline Prof. Lux’s dated signature on the official registration document is authoritative. Please also inform the secretary’s office about your official registration. Otherwise your reservation will be cancelled and the topic is given to other interested candidates.

You can make a reservation only for one topic at the same time. You can exchange topic reservations but you cannot change back. Each topic will be assigned only once. Therefore, we recommend contacting our chair early. In case a list is not announced, please contact Prof. Lux directly to arrange a topic.

BA-theses may be written in English according to prior agreement with your examiner.
You can also suggest your own topic. Please contact our chair as early as possible.

Interest in specific topics should be expressed to:

Ricarda Geilenkirchen ( - accompanied by an up-to-date record of current status and exam results.   


Guidelines for Theses:


Guidelines for writing a thesis or seminar paper

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Further Information about formalities regarding Bachelor- and Mastertheses are available on the homepage of the Examination Office




1. The Intraday Term Structures of the Overnight Money   

Recent studies have investigated the intraday yield change of loans during the day. Give an overview of the estimation approach and the findings, start out with the following two papers:


Baglioni, A. and A. Monticini (2008): The intraday price of money: Evidence from the e-MID interbank market. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Vol. 40, No.7, 1533-1540.

Sebastien Kraenzlin and Thomas Nellen, Daytime is money, Swiss National Bank Working Papers 2010-6.

Supervisor: Matthias Raddant


2. Die älteste deutsche Literatur zur "Kreditmechanik" und die aktuelle Diskussion zur Geldschöpfung der Geschäftsbanken


Decker, F. and C. Goodhart: Credit mechanics: A precuror to the current money supply debate. VOX, CEPR Policy Portal, 2018 (

Betreuer: Lutz Honvehlmann


3. Brauchen Zentralbanken Eigenkapital? (reserved)

Aufgabe: Überblick über die Rolle der Zentralbankbilanz und deren Eigenkapital für die Geldpolitik. Diskussion von Argumenten für oder wider die Notwendigkeit positiven Eigenkapitals zusammen mit einer Fallanalyse ausgewählter Fälle, in denen das Eigenkapital einer Zentralbank negative Werte auswies (z.B. Deutschland, Chile, Tschechische Rebublik)


Jordan, T., Braucht die Schweizerische Nationalbank Eigenkapital?  Redemanuskript, 2011. (httü://

Betreuer: Matthias Raddant


4. Distorted ‘quasi-Bayesian’ statistical inference: Theoretical models and empirical evidence

Compare the explanations of the two sources below and discuss empirical evidence on these models

Barberis, N. et al., A model of  investor sentiment, Journal of Financial Economics 49, 1998

Rabin, M., Inference by believers in the law of small numbers, Quaterly Journal of Economics 117, 2002

Supervisor: Matthias Raddant


5. Quantitative Easing und unkonventionelle Geldpolitik der Bank of England: Strategie, Maßnahmen und Ergebnisse

Supervisor: Lutz Honvehlmann


6. Quantitative Easing und unkonventionelle Geldpolitik der Dänischen Zentralbank: Strategie, Maßnahmen und Ergebnisse

Supervisor: Matthias Raddant


7. Divisia – Geldmengenaggregate: Ein Überblick über das theoretische Konzept, seine Umsetzung und Anwendungsmöglichkeiten

Supervisor: Lutz Honvehlmann


8. Augmenting the Taylor rule with financial variables: An overview over arguments and analytical results

Supervisor: Lutz Honvehlmann

9. Abweichungen von der gedeckten Zinsparität während der Finanzkrise: Empirische Befunde und Erklärungen

Supervisor: Lutz Honvehlmann


10. "Nowcasting" of current macroeconomic variables: An overview over current practices at central banks.

Supervisor: Dr. Matthias Raddant


11. The Natural Rate of Interest: Relevance for Monetary Policy and Empirical Quantification.

Betreuer: Dr. Matthias Raddant


12. Die Erfassung der Geldnachfrage in der Schattenökonomie

Betreuer: Lutz Honvehlmann


13. Die Diskussion um die Modern Monetary Theory und ihre wirtschaftspolitische Implikationen

Literature: Wray, R., Modern Monetary Theory: A Primer on Macroeconomics for Sovereign Money Systems. 2nd ed. Palgrave

Supervisor: Matthias Raddant


14. Testing Endogeneity of Money Supply: An Overview of the Empirical Literature

Literature: Deleidi, M. and E. Levrero, The Money Creation Process: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis for the United States, Metroeconomica 70, 2019

Supervisor: Dr. Duc Luu


15. The Monetary Policy of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA): Its Origin, Institutional Framework, and its Contribution to Regional Economic Integration

Supervisor: Dr. Duc Thi Luu