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Institute of Economics
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Post-office box 6980
76049 Karlsruhe
Workshop on Economics and Finance

On Thursdays at 11:45, our research seminar, the Workshop on Economics and Finance , takes place. Feel welcome to attend! 

Doctoral Research Seminar

On Wednesdays at 11:30 am our Doctoral Research Seminar  takes place. Everybody is very welcome!



Honorary Doctorate for Clemens Fuest

In January, Professor Dr. Clemens Fuest, president of the Ifo Institute and professor at the University of Munich was awarded an honorary doctorate by the KIT. The celebratory speech was held by Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Wolfram Richter, Prof. Dr. U. Berthold Wigger held the laudation.


HeiKaMaxY Young Researchers

This workshop for young researchers (PhD students, postdocs, and JProfs) is jointly organized with the universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim. On 09 June 2017, the second HeiKaMaxY Young Researchers Workshop on Behavioral Economics and Experiments takes place in Mannheim. If you want to take part in upcoming workshops on the topic, please contact Leonie Fütterer.

Chair of Macroeconomics

In October 2016, Johannes Brumm joined the Econ Institute! Johannes did his PhD in Mannheim and then moved on to the University of Zurich. His fields of interest lie in Macroeconomics, Computational Economics, Financial Economics, and Equilibrium Theory. At the KIT, he is responsible for the Chair of Macroeconomics.


Each semester, jointly with the universities of Mannheim and Heidelberg, the HeiKaMEtrics Workshop on Econometrics and Statistics takes place. If you want to participate in upcoming Workshops, please contact Melanie Schienle.


The HeiKaMaX is a Workshop on Behavioral and Experimental Economics jointly organized by the Universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim and KIT. The 11th workshop in this tradition took place on March 31, 2017 in Karlsruhe. If you want to participate, please contact Petra Nieken, Philipp Reiss, Clemens Puppe or Nora Szech.


To the program


Clemens Puppe is managing editor of the journal "Social Choice & Welfare" as well as a member of the editorial board of the journal "Economics and Philosophy".

Denk doch, wie du willst
"Think whatever you want. Surprising insights from Germany's most important economists"

This is the title of the new book by the German national daily "Süddeutsche Zeitung." It presents 36 influential German economists under the age of 50. One of these is Nora Szech. To the interview with the SZ.

Martin Schmidt

The KIT disposes of an interdisciplinary laboratory following economic standards, funded by the DFG. 40 cubicles allow researchers to analyze economic behavior as well as body-responses http://www.kd2lab.kit.edu/90.php 

ECON KD2Lab manager is Martin Schmidt.