Bachelor/Master Theses

General Information

We offer topics for Bachelor and Master Theses covering the fields of applied microeconomics, industrial organisation and public economics.

In order to write a thesis at our chair you should have successfully completed at least one course (except the "Proseminar" in the bachelor program) offered by this chair. If you want Prof. Sahm to supervise your Bachelor or Master thesis, please contact him via e-mail: marco.sahm(at)uni-bamberg.de.

Discussed Topics

Bachelor Thesis

  • Crowdinvesting as an alternative funding strategy (Katharina Amelie Plapp, 2018)
  • Endogenous vs. Exogenous Sequences in Round-Robin Tournaments with Four Players (Fabian Cuno Georg Dietz, 2018)
  • The Effects of Migration on Public Good Provision (Christina Miriam Brigitte Ganslmeier, 2018)
  • Sabotage in Contests: Theory and Experimental Evidence (Lena Johanna Hahn, 2018)
  • International price differentiation in the pharmaceutical industry (Benedikt Hagmann, 2018)
  • Wealth Taxation in Theory and Practice (Katja Goldschmidt, 2018)
  • The role of motivation and risk preferneces for the behavior in contests (Julia Melnik, 2018)
  • Optimal Sin Taxes in the Presence of Self-Control Problems (Lisa Isabel Heidelmeier, 2018)
  • The willingness to pay for socially responsible produced goods: theory and experimental evidence (David Georg Endres, 2018)
  • Tax Splitting for Married Couples - Impacts and Effects from a Gender Perspective (Kha Uyen Le, 2018)
  • What determines Tax-Competition within the European Union? (Julian Sölderer, 2017)
  • Product Life Spans and Patent Disputes in Different Industries (Patricia Barochel Pereira Leite, 2017)
  • CSR and Product Differentiation: Theory and Experimental Evidence (Nikolas Matakovic, 2017)
  • A Comparison of Different Tournaments and Modes of Qualification (Nikolaos Tatidis, 2017)
  • The Problem of International Tax Evasion: Economic Models and Solutions (Laeticia Hammerschmidt, 2017)
  • How effective is the private provision of public goods through CSR? (Nilay Ölcüm, 2017)
  • Strategic Advantages of Corporate Social Responsibility under different market structures (Luisa Hersperger, 2017)
  • Ex-Post Evaluation of Merger Control Decisions (Sarah Siemeister, 2016)
  • The Discriminatory Power of Contest Success Functions in Sequential Round-Robin Tournaments (Christoph Laica, 2016)
  • Oligopolistic Competition and Versioning: The Case of the Market for Cruise-Sales (Lisa Maximiliane Völkel, 2016)
  • The Strategic Importance of Switching Costs (Erik Günter Sturm, 2016)
  • Endogenous Timing and Fairness in Round-Robin Tournaments (Hermann Thomas Freibott, 2016)
  • Is there a First-Mover Advantage in Sequential Round-Robin Tournaments? (Simon Niklas Heimgärtner, 2016)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Product Differentiation in Strategic Competition (Filipov Nicoleta, 2016)
  • Evolution Games and Corruption: A Survey (Lewin Darius Schmitt,  2016)
  • All-Pay-Auctions vs. Tullock-Contests in Round-Robin Tournaments (Nina Flügel, 2016)
  • Profit maximizing and socially responsible firms in competition (Stephanie Friedel, 2015)
  • Income Tax Evasion and Voluntary Disclosure (Kea Alten, 2015)
  • Tacit Collusion with Price Competition (Caroline Ambré, 2015)
  • Happiness and Employment - Example of Students from Bamberg (Nóra Szőts, 2015)
  • Social Learning - Economic Mechanisms and Cultural Impacts (Sabrina Faber,  2015)
  • Renewable and Non-Renewable Resource Extraction - a Comparison (Michaela Hanseneder, 2015)
  • Strategic Aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility (Maurizio Sindaco, 2015)
  • The Role of Bundling in Firms´ Marketing Strategies (Erik Sturm, 2015)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Product Differentiation (Julian Pfister, 2015)
  • The Beauty-Contest: Theory, Experimental Evidence and Potential Applications (Vera Holzki, 2015)
  • Sustainable Design of Energy-Transition - Possible Solutions and Economic Evaluations (Regina Zenkel, 2014)
  • Newspaper monopolies as an example of two-sided markets (Jennifer Forster, 2014)
  • Real-Effort-Experiments on Behavior in Contests (Marina Hovhannisyan, 2014)
  • Advantages and disadvantages of a rating-based financial market regulation (Patrick Jankowski, 2014)
  • Motives for Crowdfunding (Janine Opitz, 2014)

Master Thesis

  • Crowdfunding and Crowdinvesting with Privately Informed Buyers (Franziska Karin Gsell, 2019)
  • Scheduling and Strategic Interaction in Round-Robin Tournaments (Simon Niklas Heimgärtner, 2019)
  • Public Tendering in the Light of Contest Theory (Marcus Siegfried Münch, 2018)
  • Round-Robin Tournaments with Heterogenous  Participants (Katharina Manuela Preller, 2018)
  • Emission Trading in Europe: Success or Failure (Lisa Mennung, 2018)
  • Lobbying Contests and Corporate Social Responsibility (Heike Katharina Kuntz, 2018)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and the Value Chain (Michael Simon Schmelcher, 2018)
  • Strategic Delegation and Corporate Social Responsibility (Simon Agung Leipold, 2018)
  • The Impact of Trust on Economic Relationships (Daniel Bodo Fischer, 2017)
  • Round-Robin Tournaments with Three Heterogenous Players and Two Prizes (Milan Jorge Hartig, 2017)
  • Intensity and Fairness in Rank-Order-Tournaments with Round-Robin Structure (Dominik Dormann, 2017)
  • Do Cartels increase Profits in Competitive Markets? The Example of Ice Cream Paslours in Germany (Nico Bendtke, 2017)
  • Can Crowdfunding yield an efficient private provision of Public Goods? (Maria Hofmann, 2017)
  • The role of potential draws for fairness in round-robin tournaments (Marc Leisgang, 2017)
  • The Internalisation of External Effects: Contrasting Government Regulation and Corporate Social Responsibility (Boni Alexandra Thies, 2017)
  • The behaviour of weak Agents in Colonel-Blotto-Games: Theory and Applications in Political Economics (Sascha Schielke, 2017)
  • Structural Change within the German Energy Market - An Economic Analysis of the Chances and Challenges of Decetralized Energy Supply (Patrizia Scheibl, 2017)
  • The Impact of the Sharing-Economy on Welfare in the Automobile Industry (Patrick Hahn, 2017)
  • Crowdfunding, Free-Riding and Public Goods Provision (Fabienne Hammans, 2017)
  • The minimum wage - an analysis in due consideration of tax policy concerns (Patrick Merl, 2017)
  • The Role of Endowments in Contests (Andreas Lothar Laudenbach, 2016)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and the Strategic Consideration of Employees (Nadin Lisa Margot Lukas, 2016)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and the Consumers' Willingness to Purchase (Mengqi Wang 2016)
  • Monopolistic Provision of Excludable Public Goods by Advance - Selling Procedures (Valeriia Naumova, 2016)
  • The Optimal Allocation of Prices in Contests with the Possibility of Draws (Tian Zheng, 2016)
  • The Role of Risk Aversion and Motivation in Contests (Guo Xuezhen, 2016)
  • Market Intermediation and Reputation Systems (Miao Zhang, 2016)
  • Investments in Corporate Social Responsibility - Strategic Advantages and Effects Along the Supply Chain (Christan Horst Roth, 2016)
  • Croudfunding as a Means of Price Discrimination (Maximilian Martin, 2016)
  • Is the Sequential Structure of Round-Robin Tournaments Discriminatory? (Arne Lauber, 2015)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility und die Bereitstellung öffentlicher Güter (Christine Kandler, 2015)
  • The Role of Intellectual Property Rights for Innovation (Olga Befuß, 2015)
  • Doping in Sports - an Analysis Based on Contest Theory (Tamas Dickerhof, 2015)
  • The Janus Face of Microinsurance - Opportunities and Challenges (Theresa Moritzer, 2015)
  • Liquidity Black Holes: An Economic Analysis (Katharina Klier, 2015)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility as a Means of Product Differentiation (Sandra Hafner, 2015)
  • Individual Incentives in Contests between Groups (Viola Berger, 2015)
  • Underpricing unter Berücksichtigung bindender Kapazitätsbeschränkungen (Michael Tretter, 2015)
  • Prudence in Contests (Claudia Deuter, 2015)
  • Analysis of the Underpricing Phenomenon in Entertainment Industries (Simon Fiess, 2015)
  • An Analysis of Incentive Mechanisms in Research Tournaments (Fabian Schäfer, 2014)
  • Economic aspects of the Crowdfunding decision (Rene Barabas, 2014)