Project News

Book publication: Federalism in China and Russia

Michael Rochlitz, newly appointed professor of institutional change at the Faculty of Economics, has published the book "Federalism in China and Russia: Story of Success and Story of Failure?", co-authored with Prof. Dr. Alexander Libman (LMU Munich).

Exciting topics for master theses in the Mod-Block-DDR research project

The Chair of Innovation and Structural Economics is part of a large research network working on a project to investigate whether and to what extent socialism and transformation in the new federal states continue to shape economic structures and developments today.

Picture of team Mod-Block-DDR on conference "Surviving during dictatorship". From left to right: Dr. Falk Flade, Prof. Dr. Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast, Jarina Kühn, Konrad Walerski, Dr. Anna Steinkamp

Attendance of the kick-off conference of the research project "Landscapes of Persecution"

On June 20, 2019, the kick-off conference of one of the 14 BMBF-funded joint projects on the subject of "DDR Research" took place. Titled "Over Life in the Dictatorship", scientists from various disciplines presented research projects on the topics of repression, legitimacy, coping and perspectives…

Profilfotos Ann Hipp, Mareike zum Felde, Charlotta Cordes

Ann Hipp, Mareike zum Felde and Charlotta Cordes are new research associates involved in the Mod-Block-DDR project

We warmly welcome these three new employees to the project "Modernisation Blockades in Industry and Science in the GDR" at the Department of Economics.

Mareike zum Felde and Charlotta Cordes started on May 1, 2019 as research assistants and doctoral students as part of subproject 7: "Political…

Jutta Günther

Jutta Günther in the “heute journal” on reconstruction in eastern Germany

On the occasion of the East German Economic Forum 2019, the ZDF produced a broadcast on the topic of the "Extended Workbench East Germany" on the 20th of May 2019. In it, people from business, politics, and science were given the opportunity to express their views. Jutta Günther explains why the…

Lutz Schneider

Economic Colloquium - Presentation by Prof. Dr. Lutz Schneider

On May 21st Prof. Dr. Lutz Schneider will give a presentation at our faculty titled "Can the decline of traditional industrial sites explain people's election behaviour in German regions?".

Prof. Dr. Udo Ludwig

Presentation by Prof. Dr. Udo Ludwig: Growth of the gross domestic product in Germany until 1945 and in the GDR from 1950 to 1989

Prof. Dr. Udo Ludwig took part in a research colloquium on the economic history of the German nation at the University of Bamberg on April 6, 2019. In this context, he reported on the measurement of economic performance and welfare in times of German dictatorships, titled: "Growth of the gross…

Jutta Günther

Jutta Günther affiliated at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)

On April 10, 2019 the general assembly decided to affiliate Jutta Günther as a faculty member at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS).

Michael Rochlitz

Michael Rochlitz newly appointed professor of economics

Since April 01, 2019, Michael Rochlitz is professor of economics with the specialisation “institutional change” at the University of Bremen.

New release - Handbook of Political, Social and Economic Transformation, co-edited by project member Hans-Jürgen Wagener (Kopie 1)

The “Handbook of Political, Social, and Economic Transformation” brings together contributions from a wide range of researchers related to transformation research covering theoretical frameworks, research approaches, methods, historic waves and types of societal transformation.

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