The Economics Group

The Economics group covers a wide range of research and teaching topics. The fields cover practical philosophy, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. 

With their theoretical, applied, and empirical research, the group members actively contribute to the academic discourse in their respective fields. In addition to joint internal projects, our experts engage in interdisciplinary collaborations across and beyond EBS Business School. 

Prof. Dr. Jan-Christoph Rülke

Professor of Economics, esp. Macroeconomics

Focus areas

With their expertise, our professors and lecturers contribute to the various degree and non-degree programmes of EBS Business School by delivering basic and advanced courses in the fields of ethics, philosophy, and economics. They also advise students on their theses and are actively involved in the academic self-administration of EBS Business School and the university.


The group’s experts are active in the following research areas:

  • International Economics
  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • Economic Growth
  • European Financial Crisis
  • Exchange Rates and International Finance

  • Managerial Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Pension Economics
  • Political Economics
  • Law & Economics

  • Economics of Human Resource Management
  • Incentive Theory and Incentive Design
  • Multitasking, Performance Measurement, and Job Design
  • Incentives and CEO Appointment in Family Firms

  • Organisation of Firms and Economic Transactions
  • Incentive Systems within and between Firms
  • Job Design and Optimal Task Assignments

  • Behavioural Contract Theory
  • Fairness, Relative Income Concerns, and Other-Regarding Preferences in Organizations
  • Income Inequality, Incentives, and Other-Regarding Preferences in Society

  • Economics of R&D
  • Competition Policy
  • Social Policy

Our Team

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Nicole Barth

Office management

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Jenny Kragl

Professor of Economics, esp. Microeconomics

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Jan-Christoph Rülke

Professor of Economics, esp. Macroeconomics

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Emanuel V. Towfigh

- Vice Dean of EBS Law School - Chair of public law, empirical legal research and legal economics (public law III)

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Simon Dato

Assistant professor of microeconomics

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Pantelis Karapanagiotis, Ph.D.

Assistant professor of microeconomics

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Michael Hüther

Honorary professor for economic policy

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Benjamin Bental, Ph.D.

Adjunct professor for macroeconomics

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André Schmidt

Adjunct professor for economics

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