Thesis Guidelines


  • Truthfulness and faithfulness are the basic principles of academic work
  • All documents should be prepared in English and in a form that is accessible to readers
  • The main body of a paper should be less than 5.000 words for a seminar paper/ 10.000 words for a bachelor thesis/ 20.000 words for a master thesis (headings, mathematical expressions, tables and figures do not count towards the limit)
  • Manuscripts should be organized in the following sequence 
    • Cover page (see layout below)
    • Abstract (max. 150 words, tips)
    • Table of contents
    • List of figures, list of tables, list of abbreviations and symbols (if applicable)
    • Main body divided by a modest number of concise headings and subheadings
    • Appendix (if applicable)
    • References
    • Statutory Declaration (see template below)


  • Submit your papers (1) as one PDF via e-mail to your supervisor and (2) as one printed copy for seminar papers (two printedcopies for bachelor and master theses) via post or during office hours to the MISES Institute Management
  • the printed copy should have a glued binding (i.e., transparent cover and paper back)

Style Guide

  • Formatting: we prefer a standard font (e.g., Times New Roman) of 12-point with 1.5 line spacing
  • All pages (excl. cover) should be numbered: preface in Latin, main body in Arabic numbers
  • All sections of the main body, figures and tables should be numbered in Arabic numbers
  • Abbreviations that are not standard should be kept to a minimum
  • Figures and tables should be clear and accessible  to the reader (guidelines)
  • All statements obtained from other authors must be cited accordingly in the text using a common citation style (e.g. Chicago Author-Date, APA, IEEE, ...) + the page number of the source (if appl.)
  • References should include all citations of the text and be listed clearly; we recommend the use of a reference manager (e.g., Citavi, EndNote or Mendeley)
  • Generally, learn from the structure, layout and formatting of journal articles