The research at the Department of Economics in Mannheim covers a wide range of subjects and combines theoretical modeling, institutional analysis, and empirical application. The Department has earned top positions in both national and international rankings on numerous occasions thanks to its excellent research and outstanding academic education.
Our senior professors are currently active in the following fields of research:
Prof. Klaus Adam, Chair of International Economic Relations:
Prof. Philipp Ager, Chair of Applied Macroeconomics:
Prof. Antonio Ciccone, Chair of Macroeconomics and Finance:
Prof. Harald Fadinger, Chair of Business Economics:
Prof. Markus Frölich, Chair of Econometrics:
Prof. Hans Peter Grüner, Chair of Economic Policy:
Prof. Eckhard Janeba, Chair of Public Finance and Economic Policy:
Prof. Tom Krebs, Chair of Macroeconomics:
Prof. Volker Nocke, Chair of Microeconomics:
Applied Microeconomic Theory
Prof. Henrik Orzen, Chair of Experimental Economics:
Prof. Martin Peitz, Professor of Applied Economics:
Prof. Christoph Rothe, Chair of Statistics:
Prof. Nicolas Schutz, Chair of Empirical Economics:
Prof. Michelle Sovinsky, Chair of Economic Theory and Behavioral Economics:
Prof. Jochen Streb, Chair of Economic History:
Prof. Michèle Tertilt, Chair of International Economics:
Prof. Carsten Trenkler, Chair of Empirical Economic Research:
Prof. Thomas Tröger, Chair of Economic Theory:
Prof. Ernst-Ludwig von Thadden, Chair of Microeconomic Theory:
Prof. Ulrich Wagner, Chair of Quantitative Economics:
Prof. Achim Wambach, Chair of Economics:
Prof. Nicolas R. Ziebarth, Chair of Labor Market Policy:
Twelve professors contribute as principal investigators to the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) TR 224, which was established in 2017 by the University of Bonn and the University of Mannheim. The research agenda focusses on three key societal challenges: (1) how to advance equality of opportunity, (2) how to regulate markets in light of the globalization and digitalization of economic activity, and (3) how to safeguard the stability of the financial system.
Members of the Department are involved in a range of German Research Foundation (DFG) priority programs and research units, national and international research networks, etc. You can find out more under Department Members' Accomplishments.
The Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS), which was funded through the German Excellence Initiative, is the first in Germany to provide doctoral degrees that combine Economics, Business Administration and the Social Sciences. The doctoral program in Economics is offered by the Center for Doctoral Studies in Economics (CDSE). The high-level course program that doctoral candidates complete during their first four semesters prepares them for the independent academic work necessary to complete their doctoral dissertation. The curriculum consists of mandatory courses which instruct doctoral candidates in the core elements of economic research areas using the latest research developments. The elective component of the program allows doctoral candidates to focus on their desired research field(s). Specific seminars give doctoral candidates the opportunity to process, present and discuss their research findings at an early stage.
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