News from the Institute for Socioeconomics

Inequality from a socio-economic perspective: MOOC launched

A free online course of the IfSo offers the possibility to gain first insights into the topic "Inequality from a socio-economic perspective". In four chapters with 25 [...]

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Paul Marx

Paul Marx spends a year at Sciences Po Paris

Paul Marx, Professor of Comparative Political Economy and Economic Sociology, will hold an "Alfred Grosser Chair" at Sciences Po Paris for one year starting next winter semester [...]

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Miriam Rehm

Miriam Rehm becomes professor at the institute

Miriam Rehm becomes professor at the Institute of Socioeconomics. Previously, she was already a junior professor at the institute since 2019. Miriam Rehm's focus is on empirical inequality research. She conducts research on [...]

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Studying at the Institute of Socio-economics

MA Socio-economics

Application-oriented - Plural - Interdisciplinary

The MA Socioeconomics deals with current key social issues such as inequality, globalization, economic and financial crises, and climate change with interdisciplinary and plural scientific approaches and conveys related professional and economic policy controversies as well as the associated methodological knowledge.

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Teacher training, BA Political Science and other courses of study

The Institute of Socioeconomics participates in teaching in the Faculty of Social Sciences, especially in the courses of the BA/MA Teaching Social Science and the BA Political Science. Offers in the Master's area can also be chosen from numerous study programs of the Faculty and neighboring faculties.

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Doctoral Program "Political Economy of Inequality

In the doctoral program "The Political Economy of Inequality", 12 fellows and one coordinator conduct research on the extent, causes and consequences of socioeconomic inequality in cooperation with other researchers of the Institute.

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ifso working paper

The Institute of Socioeconomics publishes its own working paper series. In the series, preliminary research results from the Institute of Socioeconomics as well as from joint research projects with external cooperation partners can be made available to the scientific community at an early stage.

About the "ifso working paper" series
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Research Program

Our research program is derived from the fundamental approach of the institute: It is committed to an application-oriented examination of economic phenomena from an interdisciplinary and plural perspective at the interface of economics and social sciences. Learn more on the individual profiles of our researchers and in our institute report.

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Institute for Socio-economics Presentation of the SVR Annual Report 21/22

On November 26, 2021, Prof. Dr. Achim Truger will present the SVR's Annual Report 2021/22 at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

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Winter semester 2021/22 Research Colloquium

In the winter semester, the Institute of Socio-economics again regularly invites you to the Research Colloquium. All are welcome!

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Review Conference "Overcoming Borders, Daring Pluralism"

From February 20-22, 2019, the Institute of Socio-economics hosted an international conference on pluralism in socioeconomic university teaching.

Conference information

ifsoblog - the research blog of the Institute of Socioeconomics

The ifsoblog is the central online platform for knowledge transfer of the Institute of Socio-economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Researchers of the institute regularly summarize their research contributions and important expert discussions here. In addition, the ifsoblog bundles further activities of the institute's scientists in the field of knowledge transfer.

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ifso expertise

In the publication series ifso expertise, we publish economic and socio-political expert reports that are produced at and in the environment of the Institute for Socio-economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

About the publication series

With a plural and openly licensed online learning tool on economic policy, we offer upper secondary school students and first-year students an innovative offer for digital learning.

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Introduction macro

Available free of charge and online: the digital textbook "Introduction to Macroeconomics: plural and interactive" by the authors Franz Prante and Achim Truger (both ifso) as well as Alessandro Bramucci and Eckhard Hein.

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Press service

We are happy to answer inquiries from media professionals and to put you in touch with the right contact person for your request.

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