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The Professorship of Economics (in particular Institutional Economics of the Environment) has existed since 2008 as a joint appointment by Leipzig University and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ.

Degree programmes

We offer courses in the fields of environmental and microeconomics. Furthermore, we supervise students in writing their final thesis.


The research activities of the chair mainly take place at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ in Leipzig.


Prof. Dr. Erik Gawel

Prof. Dr. Erik Gawel

Professor of Economics, in particular institutional economic environmental research

Leipzig University | Faculty of economics and business management
Grimmaische Straße 12
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 0341 - 97 33 517
Telefax: +49 0341 - 97 33 538