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In order to make a contribution to important issues of economic, ecological and social inequality as well as the interdependences between the economy and society, we identify five core topics, which will require intensive research in the near future.

Income and Wealth

Our research efforts analyze income and wealth as well as their distributions in as many dimensions as possible.

Inequality and Society

Topics with respect to economic, ecological and social inequality must always be analyzed simultaneously with their feedback effects on society itself.

Regional Inequality

A crucial aspect of inequality is its geographic distribution.

Ecological Inequality

International studies show extremely pronounced inequality concerning the access to ecological quality in various industries and developing countries.

Taxes and Welfare State

The interaction between markets and the state in general is an important factor with respect to inequality of resources and opportunity within countries.