In the BA introductory module “Economy and Society“ an introduction to the following topics is given:

  • Classics of economic thinking
  • Economic theories of politics
  • Economic and social order of Germany
  • Political organization and regulation of markets
  • Capitalism and the social welfare state in international comparison
  • Globalization and international interdependence


In the advanced modules and MA programmes the following topics are also put into focus:

  • Theories of governance and institutional design
  • Political economy
  • Game and decision theory
  • Policy analysis, especially of social and economic policies
  • Welfare state: comparison, transformation, future
  • Democratic innovations