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News from the Chair

New Publication on Cryptocurrencies

Will Cryptocurrencies Revolutionize Payment Systems? Prof. Dr. Dr. Walter Blocher, Andreas Hanl and Prof. Dr. Jochen Michaelis discuss this question in their current publication (in German), written for "Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter".


Cryptocurrencies and Central Banks

Prof. Dr. Jochen Michaelis gave a talk on December 19th, 2017 on "Cryptocurrencies and Central Banks" (slides in German).

New publication of Prof. Michaelis on Central Bank Digital Currencies

In his recent work, Jochen Michaelis investigates central bank digital currencies. The article in German is published by ifo Schnelldienst 22/2017.

Benjamin Schwanebeck wins Junior Researcher Award 2017 of the Graduate School in Economic Behavior and Governance

Benjamin Schwanebeck was awarded the Junior Researcher Award 2017 of the Graduate School in Economic Behavior and Governance on November 8, 2017 for his joint work with Dr. Jakob Palek entitled "Financial Frictions and Optimal Stabilization Policy in a Monetary Union".



HNA reports about Benjamin Schwanebeck

With Dr. Elina Khachatryan (Environmental and Behavioral Economics), Benjamin Schwanebeck will take part in the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in August. In short presentation, Benjamin Schwanebeck will discuss his current research with the Nobel Laureates. The newspaper HNA has reported about the two scientists from Kassel on August 7, 2017. The article (in German) can be found here


Philipp Kirchner wins "Student Best Paper Award" at "15th INFINITI Conference on International Finance" in Valencia

On June 13, 2017, Philipp Kirchner won the "Student Best Paper Award" at "15th INFINITI Conference on International Finance" in Valencia. The awarded paper is entitled "Optimal Unconventional Monetary Policy in the Face of Shadow Banking" and is co-authored by Benjamin Schwanebeck.


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Courses in winter term 2017-2018

In winter term 2017-2018 our chair offers the following Cours

For further information visit "Teaching" or the respective moodle courses.

Office hours

Department related office hours: thursdays from 10.00 - 11.00.

Examination office related Office hours: thursdays from 11.00 - 12.00.

You do not need to make an appointment beforehand.


Please contact Professor Michaelis for further appointments beyond the usual office hours directly via mail (michaelis(at)wirtschaft.uni-kassel.de).


Economic Research Colloquium

Economic Research Colloquium