Our Topics

Economic research too often ignores the fundamental questions of the 21st century. We are motivated by five topics that are at the heart of a sustainable economic system.

New Economic Thinking

We investigate how new theoretical and methodological perspectives can be successfully combined and what this means for economic education.

Sustainable Industrial Policy

We ask how the trend towards increasing socio-economic polarization can be reversed with the help of sustainable industrial policy.

Growth Independence

We investigate what political framework conditions are needed to enable industrial nations and companies to become independent of economic growth.

Sustainable Social Security

We are looking for measures that show options for action at the entrepreneurial, political and civil society level for socially and ecologically sustainable social security.

Integrated Regional Development

Globalized value chains drive growth and resource consumption. We investigate collaborative economic forms that strengthen regional resilience.