Research at the Department of Economics in Mannheim is characterized by a broad spectrum of topics, and a combination of theoretical modeling, institutional analysis and empirical application. The Department has been awarded top spots in national and international rankings on numerous occasions thanks to its excellent reputation for research and the quality of the academic education it offers.
Our senior professors are currently active in the following fields of research:
Prof. Adam, Chair of International Economic Relations
Prof. Ciccone, Chair of Macroeconomics and Finance:
Prof. Fadinger, Chair of Business Economics:
Prof. Frölich, Chair of Econometrics:
Prof. Grüner, Chair of Economic Policy:
Prof. Janeba, Chair of Public Finance and Economic Policy:
Prof. Krebs, Chair of Macroeconomics:
Prof. Nocke, Chair of Microeconomics:
Applied Microeconomic Theory
Prof. Orzen, Chair of Experimental Economics:
Prof. Peitz, Professor of Applied Economics:
Prof. Rothe, Chair of Statistics:
Prof. Schutz, Chair of Empirical Economics:
Prof. Siegloch, Chair of Social Insurance:
Prof. Sovinsky, Chair of Economic Theory and Behavioral Economics:
Prof. Streb, Chair of Economic History:
Prof. Tertilt, Chair of International Economics:
Prof. Trenkler, Chair of Empirical Economic Research:
Prof. Tröger, Chair of Economic Theory:
Prof. von Thadden, Chair of Microeconomic Theory:
Prof. Wagner, Chair of Quantitative Economics:
Prof. Wambach, Chair of Economics:
Nine professors from the Department are involved in Collaborative Research Center 884, “Political Economy of Reforms”, which was established in 2010. This center represents an interdisciplinary research network consisting of the Department of Economics and the School of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim, the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), and the Mannheim-based ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research.
Twelve professors contribute as principal investigators to 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 promote equality of opportunity, (2) how to regulate markets in light of the internationalization and digitalization of economic activity, and (3) how to safeguard the stability of the financial system.
Members of the Department are active 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). Doctoral candidates spend their first four semesters completing the high-level course program which prepares them for the independent academic work necessary to complete their doctoral dissertation. The program consists of mandatory courses which teach doctoral candidates about core elements of economic research areas using the latest research developments. The elective component of the program enables doctoral candidates to attend lectures in order to specialize in their preferred research area(s). Specific seminars give doctoral candidates the opportunity to process, present and discuss their research findings at an early stage.
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