erasmus thesis project

What is ETP?

The goal of the ETP is to provide additional guidance to bachelor (and master) students who are going to write their bachelor thesis at the department of Economics. In order to do achieve this, we organise several workshops/events for you so that you can get the most out of your thesis. These include, among others, an opening lecture, a STATA workshop and prizes for the best theses! With all these activities we hope to provide you with all the support you need and we hope that you’ll stay on track and finish your thesis on time. 

Opening Lecture: "How to write a better thesis"

May 6th, 15:00-16:00

The project kicked off with an online lecture by dr. Benoit Crutzen on “How to write a better thesis”. During the lecture, he provided tips, pointed out some common mistakes and discussed how to improve on them.

STATA workshop

May 19th, 13:00-14:30

On May 19th, we hosted an online STATA workshop for students who are writing an empirical thesis and are using STATA. The PhD students Paul Bose and Mareen Bastiaans gave tips and tricks on how to use the program. There was also a Q&A session where students could ask questions about STATA and their own thesis/dataset.

The ETP Final


As part of the final part of the ETP, you can hand in the final version of your thesis to compete in our contest and win up to 250€!

If you would like to participate, all you have to do is send the final version of your thesis to before the 21st of July at 23:59. After revision, the best 5 theses will be invited to present their findings to a jury for the final stage of the competition in the beginning of September. The final will take place in an online ceremony with multiple professors who will act as jury, and the best three theses will get a reward of €250, €125 and €75 for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place respectively!

Note: only bachelor theses in the fields of International Economics, Policy Economics and Economics of Markets and Organisations will be considered. 

We are looking forward to receiving your theses! Good luck!

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