Labour Markets and Human Resources
The Research Department “Labour Markets and Human Resources” investigates institutions and working conditions in firms that may facilitate the development of smart, sustainable and inclusive European labour markets.
Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics
The Research Department “Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics” investigates the behaviour of firms under dynamic market conditions. It identifies the challenges faced by firms and by economic policy-makers as a consequence of European unification, global integration of markets, and technological development.
The “Digital Economy” Research Department studies the impact of digitalisation on economic processes. It investigates changes in production, innovation, and the working world brought about by digitalisation, as well as digital markets and platforms.
International Finance and Financial Management
The “International Finance and Financial Management” Research Department analyses international financial markets and financial market institutions. It is engaged in the provision of financial market analysis and economic policy advice with the goal of promoting sustainable and inclusive financial markets.
Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management
The “Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management” Research Department investigates the optimal function of markets and institutions with regard to environmental aspects and resource scarcity. A key focus is placed on European energy and climate policy.
Corporate Taxation and Public Finance
The “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” Research Department addresses questions related to corporate taxation and empirical public economics within the broader context of economic integration.
Social Policy and Redistribution
The Research Department “Social Policy and Redistribution” investigates trends in income and wealth distribution as well as other indicators of inclusion and equal opportunity. A major research focus is on redistribution through tax and transfer systems and associated economic effects.
The Research Department “Market Design” focuses on the analysis and optimisation of markets. Its aim is to improve the performance of existing markets by actively shaping market rules. To this end, it examines the peculiarities of each market and identifies their prevailing modes of action.