The Department of Economics

Reputable. International. Dedicated.

An outstanding standard of research and teaching. An international orientation and mentality. A dedication to unlocking our students’ full potential. These are the cornerstones of our identity, which we live on a daily basis. The Department of Economics is one of Europe’s most prestigious institutions in this area. External rankings have confirmed this: in the 2020 CHE University Ranking the Department of Economics is ranked among the top group in more categories than any other university in Germany. In the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2021 the Department again stands out as the number one in Germany – for the third consecutive year. And since the introduction of the Handelsblatt VWL-Rankings, the Department is the only one always listed among the top 4 departments in Germany and the only one named three times as Germany’s leading institution for economic research.

In Mannheim, 28 professors and 19 junior professors teach all major areas relating to Economics. Teachers and students from over 80 countries research, learn, and develop new ideas together. They focus on questions relating to areas such as macroeconomics, microeconomics, public finance, economic policy, econometrics, development economics, international trade, economic history, and statistics. From being familiar with the basic principles, to having specialized knowledge and a thorough insight into the practical side of the field – as a student, researcher, or teacher, you are a member of an inspiring community that enables you to make the most of your potential, and contributes to the well-founded development of the discipline.

The Department

Reputable. International. Dedicated. An inspiring place to learn and teach. Find out what makes the Department of Economics at the University of Mannheim unique.



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Research centers in major fields and a multitude of weekly research seminars: Discover the outstanding environment for economic research at our Department.


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Why Study Economics in Mannheim?

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