Economic Practices and their Academic Characterisation

Behavioural Economics, Family, Digitalisation



Observing and Regulating Behavior in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century

Rüdiger Graf

Research project

The project analyzes the transdisciplinary emergence of a specific body of behavioral knowledge in the second half of the twentieth century, asking how regulatory approaches to human beings changed in the paradigm of behavior. Scrutinizing behavioral...

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A family from Siberia in the transit camp for immigrants and refugees Friedland, June 1988. Foto: Bundesarchiv, B 145 Bild-F079037-0017 / CC-BY-SA 3.0, Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F079037-0017, Lager Friedland, Familie aus Sibirien, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE

Family in Germany During the Twentieth Century
Conflicts of Ideals, Policies, and Praxis

Christopher Neumaier

Research project

This project correlates family ideals with family life and the institutional setting such as legal regulation. It thereby aims to shed light on the question of how socio-cultural change was initiated and progressed in Germany during the twentieth century...

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Different computers produced by VEB Robotron. Photo: Stefan Kühn, DDR Museum Zeitreise Radebeul Robotron-Computer, CC BY-SA 3.0

The Digitalisation of the Banking Industry
Information and Communications Technology in the Savings Banks of the FRG and the GDR, 1954–1991

Martin Schmitt

Associated PhD project

The digital transformation changed the banking industry in Germany from the ground up.  The aim of this PhD project is to analyse the interactions between the deployment of computers by savings banks in East and West Germany and socioeconomic...

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