Awards, distinctions and prizes

Science prize by the Deutsche Bundesbank 2017

The Deutsche Bundesbank (Regional Office in Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein) awards a science prize to honour outstanding dissertations and theses which focus on a topic that is relevant to central bank activities.

Prize winners:

Dr Martin Ademmer, nee Plödt
Institute for Statistics and Econometrics
Dissertation: "Essays in Macroeconometrics"

Josefine Quast
Department of Economics
Master’s thesis: "Financial Cycles and the Implications for Financial Stability"

Deutsche Bank prize 2019

During the graduation ceremony held by the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, the Deutsche Bank AG awards a prize for the best Bachelor’s thesis and the best Master’s thesis in the field of Economics.

Prize winner for the best Bachelor’s thesis: Johannes Marzian
Titel "Effekte beruflicher Weiterbildungsmaßnahmen - theoretische Argumente und empirische Befunde"

Prize winners for the best Master’s theses: Jasper Gross
Titel "Analyse von Mikrodaten mit Kohonen-Maps"


Erich Schneider prize

As part of the memorial lecture held by the Department of Economics in honour of Professor Dr Dr h.c. mult. Erich Schneider, the directors of the Department award the Erich Schneider prize for the best dissertations. Professor Schneider (14.12.1900 – 05.12.1970) was an important economic theorist and a defining figure in German economics. Among other things, he was employed from 1946 to 1969 as Professor of Theoretical Economics at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences at Kiel University, and he served as President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy from 1961 to 1969.

The directors of the Department of Economics also present awards for the best students of the year in the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes during the graduation ceremony held by the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences.

Prize winner for the best dissertation in 2019:
Boyan Yanovski
: “Essays on Real-Financial Interactions and on the Application of Network and Random Matrix Theory to Economic Data"

Prize winner for the best Master´s thesis in 2019:
Juliia Kholodova: "Text Mining of Earning Calls: The Impact of Textual Measures on Stock Performance"
Sahand Kashiri: "Implementation of Genetic Algorithms in Prospect Theory-Based Portfolio Optimization"
Roland von Campe: "Monetary Policy Rules under Heterogeneous Expectations"

Prize winner for best Bachelor ´s thesis in 2019:
Johannes Marzian: "Effekte beruflicher Weiterbildungsmaßnahmen - theorethische Argumente und empirische Befunde"
Anika Schumann: "Postwachstumsökonomie - Eintagsfliege oder Dauerbrenner?"

Faculty prize

Kiel University awards the faculty prize every year for the best dissertation. In July 2020 the below mentioned person received the award for an outstanding doctoral achievements at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences in 2019:

Dr Galina Potjagailo, Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences
“Essays on Applied International Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy, and Global Finance”

Prizes for best Master and Bachelor Thesis

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Socical Sciences of Kiel University awards the price for the best Bachelor and Master Thesis each over 500,00 Euro, donated by law firm Take Maracke & Partner to


Mr. Fabian Schmidt
for the best Master thesis of graduation year 2019/2020

on the subject:

Backtesting Broadie, Chernov & Johannes´(2007)
American Option Price Proxy
A Simulation Study with Index Options


Mr. Christian Schröder
for the best Bachelor thesis of graduation year 2019/2020

on the subject:

A new Keynesian DSGE model of large heterogenous open economics