Max Planck Institute of Economics
Portrait: Max Planck Institute of Economics
Institute of Economics Villa and ExtensionThe Max Planck Institute of
Economics was established in Jena on September 1, 1993 as the first
institute of economic science of the Max Planck Society. While its
original research focus was the transformation of a formerly socialist
national economy, the institute now concerns itself with a broader
spectrum of questions such as economic change in general, experimental
economics, as well as business behaviour. Today, the MPI of Economics
consists of closely co-operating research groups, namely the
Evolutionary Economics Group (director: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Witt), the
Strategic Interaction Group (director: Prof. Dr. Werner Güth), as well
as a Minerva Research Group (group leader: Maria Vittoria Levati).
admission and care of national and international contacts are important
principles of the institute. The international and national
co-operation with other researchers, universities and research
establishments is reflected through several joint projects as well as
the exchange of scientific research through events such as talks,
conferences, and workshops.
Moreover, the institute has
established numerous training meetings and support for junior
scientists. It takes part in the recently established Jena Graduate
School Human Behavior in Social and Economic Change at the Friedrich
Schiller University in Jena. Integrated in this framework, the institute
has established two graduate programs in cooperation with a variety of
scientific partners: The International Max Planck Research School on
Adapting Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World (IMPRS Uncertainty)
and the doctoral program "The Economics of Innovative Change".
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