The MSc thesis addresses in depth a well defined economic research question, using theory and empirics, reviewing the existing literature, and contributing to this literature. At the end of a successful completion of the MSc thesis component, students will be able to:
- Formulate and motivate a research question*,
- Formulate a hypothesis based on a thorough, independent, literature review,
- Formulate and motivate a research strategy including a research method based on the literature review, available time frame, and available data,
- Analyze their findings and the implications with respect to the literature review,
- Formulate an independent argument, appropriate to and based on the chosen method, to answer the research question,
- Communicate their research and findings to an academic audience in English, and
- Present their research to an academic audience in English.
* The research question may be based on a research project developed by a supervisor or suggested by a supervisor.
- Students who started the MSc Economics program in August/September must take this course in the Spring semester. Students who started the MSc Economics program in January/February may take this course in the Fall semester. For exceptions to this rule, students must obtain permission of the thesis coordinator to take this course.
- Enrollment to the course Canvas page is required.
- In addition to Canvas enrollment, students must register on time in the thesis system using the appropriate form available on Canvas. Students are allocated a supervisor based on the form.
- You will find important information about the timing and the organization of the thesis on Canvas.
- Prior to or at the same time as enrolling in this course, students must successfully complete the Applied Economic Analysis 2 course by writing a research proposal. As the MSc thesis is based on the research proposal, passing this course is a prerequisite to writing the thesis.
- A Bachelor's degree program, including any course units specifically required, or the Pre-master's program must be successfully completed in order to start the Master's thesis.
Type of instructions
There are no regular lectures.
Type of exams