Labour Markets and Social Insurance
The Research Department “Labour Markets and Social Insurance” 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.
Pensions and Sustainable Financial Markets
The “Pensions and Sustainable Financial Markets” 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 Climate Economics
The “Environmental and Climate Economics” 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.
Inequality and Public Policy
The Research Group “Inequality and Public Policy” 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.
Health Care Markets and Health Policy
The Project Group “Health Care Markets and Health Policy” is dedicated to the analysis of health care markets and the evaluation of health policy measures. Our aim is to gain insights into how the design of health care can be improved based on empirical studies.