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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


Max Mustermann
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



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



Pantelis Karapanagiotis, PhD

Assistant Professor of Microeconomics



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



External Lecturers

Effrosyni Adamopoulou, Ph.D.

External Lecturer of Economics

Postdoctoral Researcher for Macro- and Development Economics, University Mannheim


Heribert Gathof
Heribert Gathof

External Lecturer for Economics

Co-founder and Owner of ImPuls Systemische Beratung und Potenzialentwicklung

Former Chief Executive Officer of Eckes-granini Deutschland GmbH






Max Mustermann
Uliana Sulakshina

Tutor of Economics



Max Mustermann
Peter Wachendorff

External Lecturer of Economics

Former Chief Executive Officer of Wachendorff Automation GmbH & Co. KG and Wachendorff Prozesstechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Geisenheim


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
jenny.kragl@ebs.edu