At the intersection of political science and economics, the RG focuses on national and European public finance and fiscal policy including reform efforts at the national and EU level (EMU), on social policy at the micro- and macroeconomic level (economic impact of aging population, migration and reforms of pension and social security systems) and on the democratic legitimacy of governance in a European context (elections, participation and protest, public opinion, Euroscepticism and parliamentary legitimacy).


For a short description of the research group and an overview of our activities see our group poster.

Head of Research Group

Bild Katrin Auel

Auel Katrin

Head of Research Group
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