Guiding Principles

Teaching of the economics group at Leipzig University is based on the following guiding principles:

  • We aim at bringing students to the current research frontier
  • We aim at teaching strong methodical skills
  • We combine theory and empirics
  • We analyse policy-relevant issues

Undergraduate Program

Economics and Management Science (B. Sc.)

The program combines topics and perspectives of economics and management science, forming the basis for a sound and integral education in business and economics. Information for prospective international exchange students can be found here.

Graduate Program

Economics (M. Sc.)

The program offers a comprehensive training in economic theory and econometrics as well as grounding in basic economic functions with a focus on national and international economic policy-making. The M.Sc. is oriented towards both research and practical study. Based on a solid methodical grounding, the research elements and taught modules consider politically relevant issues on a national and international scale. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz´s principle of 'Theory and Praxis' (or 'Theorie and Empirie') is of great importance to the faculty. Students are encouraged to undertake their own research project assisted by a member of the faculty as part of an elective module. More information can be found on this page.

Sciences Économique (M. Sc.)

A dual-degree programme with "Université Lumière Lyon 2". Details on this page.

Doctoral Education

Central-German Doctoral Program Economics (CGDE)

The Central-German Doctoral Program Economics (CGDE) provides a regional doctoral program in Economics. The central aim of CGDE is to enhance the quality of doctoral education by offering research-oriented courses which are held by internationally renowned researchers. This network is a joint initiative of the following economics faculties and research institutes in Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony and Thuringia:

Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät der TU Dresden
Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Dresden (ifo Dresden)
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH)
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität Jena
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität Leipzig
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität Magdeburg

Doctoral Seminar in Economics

The Doctoral Seminar in Economics (Volkswirtschaftliches Doktorandenseminar) provides a forum in which doctoral students discuss their research projects with each other and with their professors. Doctoral students have the opportunity to present work in progress in order to receive feedback at an early stage of the research process. Occasionally, external doctoral students are invited to present their research projects at the economics group. Further information.

letzte Änderung: 01.04.2015 

Master Economics


Doctoral Programm - CGDE