The Department of Economics

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A superb level of research and instruction, a global mindset, and a commitment to unlocking the full potential of our students, are the cornerstones of our identity, which guide our everyday lives. The Department of Economics is one of Europe’s most esteemed academic institutes in this field, consistently confirmed by external rankings. The 2023 CHE University Ranking again places the Department of Economics at number one among all public universities in Germany. For the third year in a row, the Department is ranked first in Germany in the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2021. And since the start 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, 27 professors and 21 junior professors teach all major areas relating to Economics. Teachers and students from more than 80 countries research, learn, and develop new ideas together. They work on questions pertaining 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 understanding for the practical side of the field: As a student, researcher, or teacher, you are a part of an inspiring community that contributes to the well-founded development of the discipline and allows you to make the most of your potential.

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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