Prof. Dr. Ingrid Ott

  • Chair in Economic Policy


The ambivalence of economic integration in the alignment of living standards:

In order to achieve the convergence objective, the EU relies on integration and policy coordination, supported by substantial (supra-)national budgets. These are used to finance a wide range of government expenditure, for example on education or public security. In a spatial growth model, Ingrid Ott and Susanne Soretz show that, when designing coordination mechanisms and integration, more attention needs to be paid to the extent to which convergence can be achieved as a result of market incentives and the interaction between the public and private sectors.

KITZ PhD Workshop

On October 14 and 15, 2021, the Chair of Economic Policy organized a cross-institutional PhD workshop at KIT. PhD students and experienced researchers from ZEW, Fraunhofer ISI, University of Hohenheim and TU Berlin participated. The research topics came from Green Economy, Machine- Learning approaches to measuring innovation activities and Entrepreneurship. The program of the KITZ workshop can be found here. The KITZ PhD Workshop provides a platform for young PhD students to present and discuss their own research results in front of an audience of senior and junior researchers, as well as to receive feedback. It is planned to continue the format in 2022.

The Chair in Economic Policy welcomes its new member Narek Mirzoyan!

Narek joined the chair at the beginning of October and is working on the topics of network analysis and innovation economics. Furthermore, he will be teaching the course Spatial Economics. Narek studied politics, economics and philosophy as his second master program at the University of Hamburg. Parallel to his studies, he worked as a student assistant at Helmut Schmidt University and the University of Hamburg. We are looking forward to be working with him in the future.

We are looking for research assistants!

To support our team at the chair we are looking for a student / research assistant as soon as possible. You can find more information (in German) here.

The development of service robotics patents

Experts agree that the future of robotics will take place outside of factories. The journal Technological Forecasting and Social Change has published a study by Ingrid Ott and co-authors that uses an ML method to trace the development of patents in the technology field of 'service robotics'.

Working Paper Series in Economics

Der Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftspolitik hostet die KIT Working Paper Series in Economics. Die beteiligten Lehrstühle finden Sie hier. Wenn Sie einen Beitrag einreichen möchten, kontaktieren Sie bitte

Research Seminar

Donnerstags um 11:45 Uhr findet der Workshop on Economics and Finance statt. Alle Interessierten sind herzlich willkommen!

Brown Bag Seminar

Mittwochs um 11:30 Uhr findet das Brown Bag Seminar statt. Interessierte sind herzlich willkommen!