Last update 19.03.2020

FAQ Corona-Crisis

In order to minimize the Spread of the Corona virus, experts call for "social distancing". Nonetheless, basic legal exam requirements are valid and unchanged. The following references explain our measures and should answer some often-raised questions. All temporary adjustments are due to the Corona virus outbreak and will be reverted, once the situation calms.


University wide information

Cancellation of Exams starting March 16, 2020

All exams and oral exams are cancelled starting March 16, 2020
The department will offer alternative dates as soon as possible.

Master thesis deadline pushed to April 20, 2020

Due to the closure of the library, all open master thesis have their deadline pushed until April 20. Further evaluation will follow. If want to extend your thesis until April 20, you do not have to further apply, it will be automatically approved. In addition, after this date it might be possible to receive extra extensions, please contact us at, decisions will be made on an individual basis.

How can I hand in my master thesis?

Starting March 18, 2020 your MIEPP master thesis can be handed in electronically until further notice. In order to hand in your master thesis, send an e-mail from your students account to

The thesis has to be in PDF format. Furthermore, the statutory declaration has to still be signed personally. Thus, you can either scan or photograph (has to be readable) the signed statutory declaration and add it to the e-mail. The statutory declaration and the thesis have to be attached to the same e-mail.

The hand-in date is the date the e-mail is received. Once you sent the email, the hand-in is complete. There is no way you can change your thesis anymore (i.e. if you find a mistake after handing it in, you cannot send a new version on the same day).

The registrar’s office will not ask for further printed versions.

Hand in your master thesis via post. The post stamp counts as the hand in date. Please always check the requirements yourself (i.e. number of copies, binding, statutory declaration etc.)

I deregistered my exam after March 12, 2020. Is it possible to still participate in the retake exam?

Yes. Taking advantage of the short-term opportunity to deregister exams will not lead to any disadvantages.

I am now missing credits to start my master thesis

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Donnerstag, 18.04.2019 10:55

Course Registration, Stata Course and Fun Stuff

Von: FB 03 - Studienbüro <studienbuero-fb03 AT>

Dear MIEPP Students,


First of all welcome again to all of the new students and first time receivers of the newsletter. I hope you are having a blast in your math course and even if not, the real fun is about to begin. Now that everyone is settled in again and getting super hyped for all of the courses in the upcoming semester, I have another newsletter for you. It will consist of but not be limited to:


-          Course registration

-          Stata Introduction

-          Pub Crawl

-          City Tour


As every semester, we will open up course registration again next week and keep it open until the end of exam registration. This gives you the opportunity to check out more courses that you might want to take an exam in and gives you extra flexibility. Please keep in mind that you deregister from excess courses (the ones you do not want to take an exam in) yourself or they will block you from taking new courses in the future.


Also, a lot of useful work in economics is done using statistics programs such as Stata. In order to help you get accustomed to such statistics programs, the chairs of Prof. van Evijk and Prof. Schank are organizing a Stata introduction course again. Even if you are not going to partake in the statistics course this semester, it is always useful to be able to handle statistics programs such as Stata for the writing of seminar papers or the master thesis. Here is the original message:



Dear participants in “ Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data”, Dear MIEPP-Students,

As every Summer semester we provide a Stata-Introduction for all students of “Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data” (the corresponding lecture starts one week later). This course is also opened for all MIEPP students.

The key informations regarding the course are:

(1) First session will be on Tuesday, 23rd April; 16:15 - 18:00;  HS VII

(2) To complete the course you should submit a homework until Thursday, 25th April; 20:00

(3) During the self-study phase you can make use of an open consultation hour at the PC-Pool (details at the ILIAS-page)

(4) There  is a final discussion with feedback on Friday, 26th April: 08:30 - 10:00pm;   "Übungsraum 1" [Container-Building]

Note that participating the exam “Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data” requires the submission of the homework.

If you are not a student of the course mentioned, please send an email to Constantin Weiser (constantin.weiser AT; subject: “Stata Course”; content: just your name)

This Course is held by Dr. Constantin Weiser. At his ILIAS-Page you can find all materials and further information.



Kind regards,

  -- The Econometric Team at JGU –

  Dr. Constantin Weiser

  Prof. Dr. Thorsten Schank

  Prof. Dr. Reyn van Ewijk



As already mentioned in last week’s newsletter, the pub Crawl will take place April 25 at 6:30 pm and all of you are invited to come. While this was originally geared towards first semester students, it has become tradition that as many of the MIEPP students as possible partake in the Pub Crawl. The meeting point is the train station Römisches Theater. It was great to see so many of you show up for the welcome reception on Monday and it makes me confident to think that the tradition of the MIEPP pub crawl will receive a new worthy chapter from all of you next Thursday.


The student representatives have also organized a city tour on April 27. The meeting point is again the train station Römisches Theater, just this time it is 10:00 am. If you are new to Mainz or you simply want to get a better look at the city, you are invited to come.


That is all from my side, enjoy the sun, the long weekend, eat some chocolate, enjoy life and have a happy Easter.



Christoph Wirp



Christoph Wirp
Program Manager Master in International Economics and Public Policy

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Studienbüro des Fachbereichs Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften

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