Institute of Economics

In research and teaching, the Institute of Economics deals with economic issues covering a wide range of topics.
The Institute's thematic focuses include applied microeconomics, macroeconomics, empirical economic research, economic policy, economic theory and financial markets. The following pages provide a detailed insight into the research and teaching activities of the institute.

Fields of activity

Applied Microeconomics
Prof. Dr. CHRISTIAN PFEIFER

Empirical Economics
Prof. Dr. JOACHIM WAGNER

Empirical Macroeconomics
Prof. Dr. MICHAEL LAMLA

Empirical Microeconomics
Prof. Dr. MARIO MECHTEL

Economic Policy
Prof. Dr. THOMAS WEIN

Money and capital markets
Prof. Dr. THOMAS HUTH

Microeconometrics and policy evaluation
Prof. Dr. BORIS HIRSCH

Economics, in particular Microeconomics
Prof. Dr. LUISE GÖRGES

Research

The main research areas of the Institute of Economics are:

 

  • - Microeconometric studies on international firm activity, firm demography and workplace dynamics, and industrial relations
  • - Economic analyses of regulation and deregulation
  • - Economic analyses of insurance markets
  • - Applied microeconomics with empirical focus (e.g. labour, health, education).
  • - Macroeconomic research questions in areas such as labour market research, inequality research, monetary policy, fiscal policy, foreign trade theory and growth theory.

Every year the institute publishes a research report with current results and findings

You can find more details on current and completed projects in the research database and on the individual pages.

 

 

Teaching

The Institute is particularly responsible for the following study programmes at Bachelor and Master level:

BACHELOR

MASTER