The Department of Economics has not only established an exceptionally high amount of informal foreign contacts, but also maintains numerous institutional contacts to universities and research institutions throughout the world. E. g., four faculty members are Fellows or Research Affiliate at the Center for Economic Policy Research in London, UK (see here for a full list of our faculty members' prominent positions in scientific organisations and honors). The Department participates in three EU research-networks as well as in the European doctoral candidate research network ENTER (European Network for Training in Economic Research), in which eight of the most renowned European economics departments cooperate. In addition to the exchange of doctoral students and faculty members, there are also conferences organized each year to present current research projects.
The Department maintains a large number of distinguished exchange programmes with universities throughout the world. Among these are: University of California, Berkeley, USA; Yale University, USA; University College, London, UK; Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden; Queen's University, Kingston, Canada; University of Toronto, Canada; Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium; University of Copenhagen, Denmark; Université Toulouse 1 Sciences Sociales, France; École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE), Paris; École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Analyse de l‘Information (ENSAI), Rennes, France; Università Bocconi, Italy; Katholieke Universiteit Brabant, Tilburg, the Netherlands; Université de Lausanne, Switzerland; Universitat Autonoma, Barcelona, Spain; Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain; University of Western Ontario, London, Canada; Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
In addition, the Department maintains a large number of contacts to international institutions and leading international enterprises as well as renowned local research institutions, ranging from the OECD, the World Bank and McKinsey & Co. to the ifo-institute in Munich, ZEW (Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung), GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences, MZES (Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung) and the Institut für Mittelstandsforschung. This extensive cooperation facilitates interdisciplinary and application-oriented research, and supports the transfer of research results into practical application.
Since 1998, the economics departments of the University of Mannheim and the University of Heidelberg cooperate in the areas of education, research and the promotion of junior academics.
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