Research fields

Political economy of Europe

  • Problems of monetary integration and macroeconomic policy
  • Germany’s role in the EMU
  • Labor market policy, distributional and social policy
  • Energy policy
  • National institutional systems in comparison

Finance-dominated capitalism in a globalized world

  • Finance-dominated capitalism, instability and crises 
  • Distribution, economic and social development
  • Regional and global integration of production and trade, transnational value chains
  • International institutions and regimes
  • Financial markets, financial systems and financial market regulation

Social-ecological transformation

  • Ecological crisis and social inequality
  • Imperial mode of living
  • Green capitalism
  • Democratization of social relations with nature
  • Alternative economic policy