Department II: Economic History

Kraftwerk Berlin Lichterfelde 2017. Foto: Hans-Hermann Hertle
Kraftwerk Berlin Lichterfelde 2017.
Foto: Hans-Hermann Hertle

 

 

 

Head of Department: 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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A fruit merchant sells bananas at the market, 1990. Photo: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-1990-0725-300 / CC-BY-SA 3.0, Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1990-0725-300, Berlin-Pankow, Markt, türkische Händler, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE

Behavioural Economics, Family, Digitalisation

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Container Terminal Altenwerder in the Port of Hamburg, 2013. Photo: Dirtsc, Phb dt 8110 CTA, CC BY-SA 3.0

Globalisation, Industrial Policy, Energy Policy

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LDPD – Erfurt, Social Inequality in East Germany, The Süßmuth Glassworks, History of Nuclear Energy and Society, History of the European Commission

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Corporate History and National Socialism, The History of the Leibniz Association, Structural Policies in West Germany, LIP, Besançon

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