The Department of Economics is an internationally visible and respected research group in the European research scene. Our Department members are from a diverse international background and we recruit our PhD students worldwide. Our fields of research are mainly on societal relevant topics in labour economics – in its broadest sense – from macroeconomic as well as microeconomic perspectives. The research topics range from public economics, to family economics, social network analysis, revealed preference theory, fiscal policy, international trade, economic geography, crime and gender economics. Furthermore, our Department members are also very active in the fields of industrial organisation, health economics and socioeconomic inequality of health and the history of economic thought.