The University of Mannheim was founded in 1907, originally as the Handelshochschule (Business School). After the Second World War, it reopened as the Staatliche Wirtschaftshochschule (College of Economics). In 1967, the state expanded the school and the Hochschule then became the University of Mannheim. Today the University of Mannheim is a medium-sized German university with a notable scientific emphasis and wide spectrum of subjects in the disciplines of Economics, Business Administration and Sociology. The Department of Economics constitutes, combined with the Department of Law, one of five schools at the university and is one of the largest economics departments in Germany.
22 full-time senior faculty members, 2 associate professors, 21 assistant professors and numerous lecturers and assistants are engaged in a variety of research projects at the frontiers of their fields, ranging from micro- and macroeconomics, econometrics, labour economics, industrial organization, financial economics, auctions and game theory, policy analysis and evaluation to economic history and international trade. The Department has special expertise in microeconomic specializations and econometrics, both in theory and application. Its outstanding research programme is aided by large institutional grants from the German National Science Foundation (DFG); additional funds are obtained from other public and private institutions.
The Economics Library (Bereichsbibliothek Volkswirtschaftslehre) holds a collection of more than 350,000 printed volumes in German as well as other languages (mostly English) and subscribes to 400 printed journals. There is online access to numerous electronic newspapers and journals, e-books and databases.
04.02.2017 Created by Th. Lindenbauer