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Research Institutions and Networks

The Department of Economics is affiliated to a large number of renowned research institutions and networks from which doctoral students at the MGSE can benefit enormously. They can widen their academic horizon, discuss their ideas, meet distinguished scholars, receive additional funds and join a lively and international research community in economics.

  • Research Centre "Governance and the Efficiency of Economic Systems" (SFB Transregio 15)

    Jointly with the universities in Berlin, Bonn and Mannheim the Department of Economics has established the Collaborative Research Centre "Governance and the Efficiency of Economic Systems" financed by the German Research Foundation (SFB Transregio 15). more

  • Center for Economic Studies

    The internationally renowned Center for Economic Studies (CES) is a separate research institute within the Department of Economics. It brings together economists from all over the world for discussion and exchange of knowledge and ideas and promotes contacts with their Munich colleagues. CES invites visiting professors and scholars to do their research in Munich and to teach in the department's graduate program. more

  • Ifo Institute

    The Ifo Institute is one of the leading economic research institutes in Europe and at the same time the one most often quoted in the German media. A co-operative agreement links it closely with the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) in Munich. more

  • Evidence Based Economics

    The graduate program “Evidence-Based Economics” (EBE) is a joint undertaking of the Universities of Munich, Erlangen-Nuremberg and Regensburg generously funded by the Elite Network of Bavaria. During the course phase of the program (the first two semesters) students will generally be based in Munich. Thereafter, students will be based at the principal advisor’s institution. more

  • DFG Reserach Training Group 1928

    This research training group is intended to analyze the determinants of labor productivity on a microeconomic level and isolate causal relationships that can be used by policy makers to improve the standard of living. more

  • MELESSA Experimantal Laboratory

    As a part of the LMUexcellent program, the Faculty of Economics lead the establishment of an interdisciplinary experimental laboratory to research economic decision-maiking - the Munich Experimental Laboratory for Economic and Social Sciences (MELESSA). more

  • Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

    This MPI focuses on fundamental research pertaining to innovation, entrepreneurship and competition. Particular research areas are industrial organization, intellectual property, science policy, economics of innovation and new technologies as well as the regulation of competition mechanisms and behavior. The Institute is part of the Max Planck Society, Germany’s foremost provider of basic research in science and humanities, funded largely from public resources. more

  • Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance

    The Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance is an interdisciplinary research center focusing on national and international taxation from a legal and an economic perspective. The Institute is part of the Max Planck Society, Germany’s foremost provider of basic research in science and humanities, funded largely from public resources. more

  • Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA)

    The Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA) is part of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy. more

  • Venice International University