Welcome to the Department of Economics


Department of Economics 

 Wilhelm-Selig-Platz 1. Foto: © S. Wende


The Department of Economics at Kiel University enjoys an international reputation for the high quality of its faculty and students. The Department collaborates closely with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in both research and teaching, jointly conducting research projects, holding research seminars and instructing students in its Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. programs. Its faculty has published widely in leading international journals and has made important contributions to economic policy debates. The research strengths of the Department include, among other things, international economics, environmental and resource economics, quantitative finance, and experimental economics. It houses a state-of-the-art experimental economics laboratory. The Economics Department attracts faculty and students from around the world. For the graduate program and selected undergraduate courses, the language of instruction is English. Other classes at the Bachelor level are taught in German.


Research paper "International Emigrant Selection on Occupational Skills" accepted for publication

September 13, 2020

How do migrants compare to residents of their origin countries? Jens Ruhose and his coauthors find that migrants from Mexico to the United States have higher manual, but lower cognitive skills than non-migrants. The study has now been accepted for publication in the prestigious Journal of the European Economic Association (link to the study) and has been awarded the distinguished CESifo Young Affiliate Award.

Matthias Raddant now editor of SN Business & Economics

September 11, 2020

Matthias Raddant has joined the editorial board of SN Business & Economics, a multi- and interdisciplinary journal serving all areas of Business & Management, Economics and Finance. 

Ulrike Kornek new professor for environmental and resource economics

July 01, 2020

We welcome Ulrike Kornek as a new professor for environmental and resource economics. Her research focuses on international climate economics. Prof. Kornek uses models from environmental economics and game theory to analyze the effects of various policy instruments and institutions on the avoidance of greenhouse gas emissions. In the winter term, Prof. Kornek will offer the lecture Resource Economics as well as seminars in Environmental Economics and Resource Economics




  Visitors Address:
Department of Economics
Wilhelm-Seelig-Platz 1
24118 Kiel

Postal Address:
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre
Olshausenstr. 40
24098 Kiel