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The School of Business and Economics at Humboldt-Universität is a research-oriented organization. The hiring profile calls for the intense use of quantitative methods in economic research. International publications in top journals are expected of all professors and new appointments.



In Business Administration, this orientation has led to research with foundations in micro-theoretic methods and models.


In Economics, there is an emphasis on microeconomic as well as macroeconomic theory and their implementation.

The clear research orientation of the School of Business and Economics is also visible in the interdisciplinary research centers that have been created:

Collaborative research centers

  • Collaborative Research Center 649 "Economic Risk"
    (established in 2005)
  • Transregio 15 "Governance and the Efficiency of Economic Systems"
    (established in 2004)
  • Collaborative Research Center 373 "Quantification and Simulation of Economic Processes"

Interdisciplinary Centers

Doctoral programs


  • Doctoral program "Distributed information systems"


  • Doctoral program "the Applied Micro-economics graduate school"



Extensive joint projects coordinated by the faculty complete the research spectrum.
Examples include

  • the Berlin Research Center in Internet Economics ("InterVal - Internet and Value Chains")
    funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research
    as well as
  • Ko-RFID (on collaboration in RFID-enabled supply chains)
    a project on collaboration in RFID-enabled supply chains, funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics