Doctoral Research Group Economics

The doctoral research group comprises the fields of economics and econometrics and is associated to the same-named Department within the School of Public Affairs. In 2009, the economic research group of Lüneburg was admitted in the CHE Excellence Ranking, which certifies particular research strength especially for master's and doctoral programs.

Areas of Research

The research focuses of the Institute are:

  • Microeconometric Studies on International Corporate Activity, Business Demographics and Employment Dynamics and Industrial Relations
  • Economic Analysis for Regulation or Deregulation and of Insurance Markets
  • Education, Health, Labor and Personnel Economics
  • Financial Markets

The Institute of Economics publishes an annual research report

Doctoral Degree

The respective faculty confers the doctoral degree Dr. rer. pol.


  • Prof. Dr. Boris Hirsch