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Welcome

How is the wealth of nations created? And how can this prosperity be secured in the long term in times of multiple crises that do not stop at national borders? 

These are the questions addressed by the team of the Chair of Economic Policy. Innovations and the wise use and the further development of technologies play an important role in this context. However, it is also important how the interactions between the state, the economy and society are organized. This institutional setting can and must also be shaped and evaluated on a regular basis. Innovations and the rules we give ourselves must be consistently developed together to address the global challenges and secure prosperity in the long term. 

We work quantitatively within the framework of theoretical models (dynamic macro theory, game theory). In addition, we apply modern methods of data analysis (natural language processing, time series analysis, synthetic control). 

Publications

Based on over 3800 newspaper articles, Martha Loewe and Ingrid Ott study by means if Structural Topic Modeling how media reports on Roboticts/AI and Real World Labs. A list of all publications at the chair can be found here.

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Teaching

We offer several courses each semester and supervise bachelor's and master's theses.

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Research

We collaborate with colleagues on the following projects: Real Lab Robotic AI and Clean Circles - Iron as an Energy Source for a Climate-Neutral Circular Economy.


News

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Science and Society in South Africa

South Africa, though more advanced than most African nations, faces disappointing development compared to OECD countries. With the highest global income inequality, over 30% unemployment, and a life expectancy of 60 years, its struggles are evident. The ANC lost its majority for the first time since apartheid, underscoring the urgency of issues like unemployment and corruption. Education, still influenced by apartheid, is crucial for progress. This workshop will examine the academia-society connection in South Africa, exploring how educational transformations and science governance can drive socio-economic development and foster active citizenship.

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Chair of Economic Policy to Present Research at 37th ECOS ConferenceChair of Economic Policy to Present Research at 37th ECOS Conference.

Nikas Scheidt, research assistant at the Chair of Economic Policy will participate in the upcoming 37th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (ECOS). As part of the session "Energy Market / Policies", our team will present our latest research on Monday, July 3, 2023.

Our paper titled "Identification of Renewable Energy Trademarks - A Classification Study Using a Support Vector Machine" explores the use of trademarks as a complementary source of information to patent applications to better capture renewable energy innovations. We use a support vector machine (SVM) algorithm to classify trademarks in the renewable energy sector. The results show that machine learning can be effectively used to identify trademarks and open new perspectives for evaluating innovation in the renewable energy sector.

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We would like to welcome Ms. Menna Ghoniem to the Chair of Economic Policy.

We would like to welcome Ms. Menna Ghoniem to the Chair of Economic Policy. Menna received her Master of Economics degree in Innovation Economics from the University of Hohenheim. Subsequently, she worked as a research assistant at the Department of Corporate Finance at the University of Mannheim.  She is interested in contributing to research on the main drivers of innovation diffusion and the adoption of new technologies in the digital age. We are thrilled to have her as a research assistant and Ph.D. student. 

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Resul Zoroğlu Receives a Scholarship from Deutschlandstiftung Integration

Our research assistant Resul Zoroğlu received a scholarship from Deutschlandstiftung Integration. The GEH DEINEN WEG scholarship is a support program for talented young people with a migrant background. On October 23 and 24, 2023, Resul attended the opening event for the new scholars in Berlin. On the second day, the scholars were guests at Bellevue Palace and were received by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. - Congratulations Resul!

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