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Economics & Philosophy

The Economics & Philosophy 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. 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.

Focus areas

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

Practical Philosophy

  • Ethics
  • Ordinary Language Philosophy
  • Political Philosophy

Macroeconomics

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

Applied Economics

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

Personnel Economics

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

Organisational Economics

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

Behavioural Economics

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

Economic Policy

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

Team

Administration

Nicole Tjarks-Birlenbach
Nicole Tjarks-Birlenbach

Office Coordinator



Professors

Jenny Kragl
Prof. Dr. Jenny Kragl

Professor of Economics, esp. Microeconomics

Academic Director of the Bachelor in Business Studies (BSc) Programme

Group Speaker Economics & Philosophy



Richard Raatzsch
Prof. Dr. Richard Raatzsch

Professor of Practical Philosophy

Director of the Institute of Business Ethics

Tutor of The German Academic Scholarship Foundation



Jan Christoph Ruelke
Prof. Dr. Jan-Christoph Rülke

Professor of Economics, esp. Macroeconomics



Simon Dato Foto
Prof. Dr. Simon Dato

Assistant Professor of Microeconomics



Pantelis Karapanagiotis Foto
Pantelis Karapanagiotis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Microeconomics



Adjunct and Honorary Professors

Benjamin Bental
Prof. Benjamin Bental, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Macroeconomics

Professor of Economics, University of Haifa (Emeritus)



Michael Hüther
Prof. Dr. Michael Hüther

Honorary Professor of Political Economy

Director of the German Economic Institute, Cologne



André Schmidt
Prof. Dr. André Schmidt

Adjunct Professor of Economics

Professor of Macroeconomics and International Economics at University of Witten/Herdecke, Witten



Emeritus Professors

Max Urchs
Prof. (emerit.) Dr. Max Urchs

Professor of Philosophy of Science (Emeritus)



Internal Lecturers

Elena Jarocinska
Elena Jarocinska, Ph.D.

Lecturer of Economics



Marcus Kreikebaum
Dr. Marcus Kreikebaum

Lecturer of Ethics and Service Learning

Executive Director of the Center for Business Ethics



Research Assistants

Peymaneh Safaynikoo
Peymaneh Safaynikoo

Research Assistant Economics



Alina Azanbayev
Alina Azanbayev

Research Assistant Economics



External Lecturers

Max Urchs
Prof. (emerit.) Dr. Max Urchs

Professor of Philosophy of Science (Emeritus)



Max Mustermann
Effrosyni Adamopoulou, Ph.D.

External Lecturer of Economics

Postdoctoral Researcher for Macro- and Development Economics, University Mannheim



Max Mustermann
Uliana Sulakshina

Tutor of Economics




Max Mustermann
Vincent Selz, M.Sc.

Lecturer of Economics

External Lecturer



Max Mustermann
Sara Fadavi Roudsari

Lecturer of Economics

External Lecturer


Contact
Jenny Kragl

Professor of Economics, esp. Microeconomics

Academic Director of the Bachelor in Business Studies (BSc) Programme

Group Speaker Economics & Philosophy

+49 611 7102 1529
econ&phil@ebs.edu