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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

This year, 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.


"The new World Order"

From November 16 to 18 in Berlin, the Economic Summit 2017 of the SZ took place, with 60 speakers from business and politics such as Friedrich Merz, Jochen Schweizer, and Dieter Zetsche as as well as economists Clemens Fuest, Nora Szech, and Axel Weber. Nora Szech also gave an interview on the topic.

Excellent Macroeconomics

Johannes Brumm joined the ECON Institute last year. He has just published two papers in the top journal Econometrica. Check out his research.

Opening celebration of the Karlsruhe Design and Decision Lab
The opening ceremony of the KD2 Lab took place on April 21. Prof. Dr. Axel Ockenfels (University of Cologne) and Prof. Dr. Tanja Schultz (University of Bremen) held the keynotes.
HeiKaMax-Workshop The HeiKaMaX Workshop on Behavioral and Experimental Economics is jointly organized by the Universities of Heidelberg, Mannheim and KIT. The 12th workshop took place in October 2017.

For more information or if you want to participate, please contact Petra Nieken, Philipp Reiss, Clemens Puppe or Nora Szech.


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.

HeiKaMaxY Young Researchers

The third HeiKaMaxY Young Researchers Workshop on Behavioral Economics and Experiments took place in Heidelberg on December 1, 2017.

This workshop for young researchers (PhD students, postdocs, and JProfs) is jointly organized with the universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim. If you are interested or if you have questions about the workshop, please contact our PhD student Leonie Kühl.


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".

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. The city marketing reported.

ECON KD2Lab manager is Martin Schmidt.