Department II: Economic History

Director: Priv.-Doz. Dr. Rüdiger Graf

The research of Department II focuses on economic structures and institutions as well as on the practices and behaviors of economic actors, and ideas and discourses linked to economics. The field of economics in contemporary history is examined in relation to its interdependency with politics, culture, and society.

Most of the department’s research work concentrates on the second half of the twentieth century from a transnational or East-West perspective. Individual projects deal with the history of globalization and structural policies, of retail trade and computerization, of collective economies in Western Europe, of the family and theories of economic behavior.

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LDPD – Erfurt, Soziale Ungleichheit in Ostdeutschland, Raumfahrt

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Unternehmensgeschichte und Nationalsozialismus, Die Geschichte der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, Strukturpolitik und Subventionen in der Bundesrepublik, Zwei Wege in die Massenkonsumgesellschaft

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Forms of collective control and ownership of businesses by their employees and cooperative business organisations have a long tradition all throughout Europe. In the second half of the 20th century they increased significantly in numbers in Western Europe and gained enormous political attention...

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Verhaltensökonomie, Familie, Digitalisierung, Zeit

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Globalisierung, Industriepolitik, Energiepolitik

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