Emphasis in Research
The department hosts nine institutes, whose specific priorities encompass additional research topics.
main research fields
Applied microeconomics and empirical industrial organization
Macro and international economics
Economic policy with focus on public and labor market economics
Core research areas
Core research areas: Globalization and regional economic integration; economic growth; income inequality; development; dynamic geographical economics ; migration, trade, and FDI; labor economics; public economics; behavioral economics, gender and economics; international taxation; models of spatial competition; competition and regulatory policy; effects of mergers.
The department members are connected to a variety of university-wide research institutes. Four of WU's research institutes are headed by members of the Department of Economics: the Research Institute on International Taxation, the Research Institute for Regulatory Economics, Research Institute Economics of Inequality, and the Research Institute for European Affairs.