Research profiles of the core faculty members
Davide Cantoni is an economic historian who works at the intersection of economic history and political economy. His research is concerned with the estimation of causal effects in history through appropriate research designs. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and served as an assistant professor at Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona before joining LMU as a full professor. In 2016, he won a prestigious ERC Starting grant from the European Research Council.
Carsten Eckel works at the nexus of industrial organization and international trade. He is the current dean of the faculty. He holds a Ph.D. from Passau and held a chair in Bamberg before joining LMU as a full professor.
Florian Englmaier’s research interests are organizational economics, contract theory, and behavioral economics. In his research he applies modern behavioral theories and combines theoretical models and their empirical validation using laboratory or field experiments. He is the current director of the Munich Graduate School of Economics (MGSE). He holds a Ph.D. from LMU and held chairs in Konstanz and Würzburg before joining LMU as a full professor.
Clemens Fuest is a leading public finance scholar and one of the most prominent economists in Germany. He also directs the ifo Institute, the Center for Economic Studies (CES) at LMU, and the CESifo Network. He holds a Ph.D. from Cologne and held professorships in Cologne, Oxford, and Mannheim before joining LMU as a full professor.
Andreas Haufler is a public economist who works on topics in tax competition and banking regulation. He holds a Ph.D. from Konstanz and held a professorship in Göttingen before joining LMU as a full professor.
Klaus Schmidt’s research focuses on game theory, contract theory, and behavioral economics. He has made seminal contributions to contract theory and has coauthored one of the pioneering papers in the field of behavioral economics. He combines careful theoretical modeling with laboratory experiments to better understand the working of incentive mechanisms such as incomplete contracts and organizational structures. He holds a Ph.D. from Bonn and has never left Munich despite offers from London Business School, Zurich, Bonn and for a MPI directorship in Jena. He is coordinator of the new transregional Collaborative Research Center CRC "Rationality and Competition".
Monika Schnitzer, the former president of the Verein für Socialpolitik, is working on topics in international economics and innovation research. In the latter field, she is also member of the “Expertenkommission für Innovation”, established by Germany’s federal government. She holds a Ph.D. from Cologne and has never left Munich despite offers from London Business School, Zurich, Bonn and for a MPI directorship in Jena.
Uwe Sunde works on the long-run determinants of economic development, political economy, labor economics, and behavioral economics. He has conducted several studies that combine large-scale representative surveys with controlled experiments. He is the current vice dean. He holds a Ph.D. from Bonn and held a professorship in St. Gallen before joining LMU as a full professor.
Derya Uysal is an applied econometrician who works on topics in labor economics. She holds a Ph.D. from Konstanz and was an assistant professor at Vienna’s Institute for Higher Studies (HIS) before joining LMU as a tenure-track associate professor.
Joachim Winter is an applied econometrician who works on individual decisionmaking, health economics, and survey response behavior. He is interested in eliciting behavioral parameters and subjective expectations as well as measures of health and consumption in surveys, in particular over the internet. He is the speaker of the ENB-funded IDK Evidence-Based Economics. He holds a Ph.D. from Mannheim.