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Research Agenda

The research agenda into "Unforeseen contingencies and economic policy making" within the Key Research Profile Area "Markets and Governments" can be clustered in the following five subfields:

  • Institutions and Public Policy
  • Financial Stability
  • Regulation and Consumer Protection
  • Distribution
  • Fundamental Problems of Allocation

Our current research projects in Markets and Goverments and their links to these clusters are:

Institutions and Public Policy

Financial Stability

  • Macroprudential regulation and monetary policy under nominal rigidities in financial markets [Andreas Schabert]
  • Municipalities and their Expectations on Pay-Offs of Swap Deals (MUSWAPS) [Christine Trampusch]
  • Political responses to market turmoil [André Kaiser]

Regulation and Consumer Protection

Distribution

  • Monetary policy, financial market rigidities, and redistribution [Andreas Schabert]
  • The Market and the State in the Affluent Society: Affluence, Activity and Apathy [Peter Funk]
  • The Market and the State in the Affluent Society: Mathematical Psychics of flow and hierarchical needs [Peter Funk]
  • The Market and the State in the Affluent Society: Socially Optimal Polarization, Talent Slavery, and Income Rank Reversal [Peter Funk]

Fundamental Problems of Allocation

  • Design of collective choice mechanisms [Felix Bierbrauer]
  • The Market and the State in the Affluent Society: Affluence, Activity and Apathy [Peter Funk]
  • The Market and the State in the Affluent Society: Mathematical Psychics of flow and hierarchical needs [Peter Funk]
  • The Market and the State in the Affluent Society: Socially Optimal Polarization, Talent Slavery, and Income Rank Reversal [Peter Funk]

Energy & Climate @ WISO

Many research projects deal with problems of energy & natural resource economics, “Energiewende”, and economic policy responses to climate change. Details can be found here: Energy & Climate @ WISO.