Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Theses & References

Basic Rules for Writing a Bachelor or Master’s Thesis at our Institute
  • For Bachelor's Thesis: you need to have passed one course (seminar or lecture course) at our institute, beyond the compulsory "Einführung in die Volkswirtschaftslehre und Wirtschaftsgeschichte". 
  • For Master's Thesis: you need to have passed one course (seminar or lecture course) at our institute. 
  • If you are interested in writing your Bachelor or Master’s thesis at our Institute, please fill out the application and follow its instructions. Next, please make an appointment for Prof. Wolf's office hour. 
  • In our research we focus on the quantitative analysis of economic history. Any empirical, statistical, and especially econometrical knowledge on your part is therefore particularly welcome.
  • Once you have registered for a thesis, you will participate in our thesis seminar ("Studienabschlussseminar"), where you have the chance to present your topic.
  • Your Bachelor or Master’s thesis will be supervised and evaluated by Prof. Wolf. One of our PhD students/ Postdocs can provide additional supervision and guidance.


Writing Guidelines for your Bachelor or Master’s Thesis
  • Regarding structure and formal requirements, please read and follow the guidelines.We strongly recommend using our LaTeX template.
  • Concerning the length of your thesis, we expect you write about 30 pages for a Bachelor thesis and about 60 pages for a Master’s thesis, in both cases excluding the appendix.
  • With regard to citation and references, we ask you to follow a few rules:
  1. Please use in-text (= author-year) citation.
  2. For an example, see this article by Prof. Wolf.


Basic Rules for Requesting a Reference from Prof. Wolf
  • All references or assessments must be requested in person at least two weeks before their due date.
  • We need your latest Transcript of Records, a short CV, and details about the format, recipient and deadline for the reference letter