In the optimal case, the topic of your thesis should be based and measured on your own interests. Therefore, it is advisable that you consult supervisors of the courses in which you find most interest to get a better view over what is possible. Your thesis topic should be of interdisciplinary nature spanning the field of economic and business analytics.
If the main focus is economics, we encourage you to take a look at the research areas of the Department of Economics. If the main focus is business analytics, we encourage you to take a look a the research projects of the JKU Business School.
Besides the data available at the institutes and departments, there are uncountable publicly accessible database. A few examples are:
- CEPII (trade and geographical data)
- EU KLEMS Growth and Productity Accounts
- Regionalstatistik Deutschland
- Statistik Austria
- Open Data Österreich
Theses that have been completed in recent years can be found in the JKU library (see lisss.jku.at and search, e.g., for ‘masterarbeit volkswirtschaft’). Some examples to show the heterogeneity of topics are:
- Changing rules: How do increased costs of risk affect the risk taking of men and women in a competitive setting?
- The Impact of Oil Demand and Supply Shocks on Consumer Sentiment: Its Nature and Transmission Channels
- Intergenerational mobility across Austria: Patterns and drivers
- The Split Health Care System of Austria - Econometric Insights into Health Care Funds
- The Piketty-Saez Model of Optimal Inheritance Taxation: A Critical Appraisal and Some Extensions