While studying Economics you come across questions of daily life: How do we make decisions? What are the origins of economic growth? Can economic growth be sustainable? How to prevent unemployment and inequality? How to avoid financial or exchange rate crises? Is there a future for globalization and what does this imply for rich and poor people worldwide? Economics aims to understand the individual behavior of people and firms, the aggregate implications thereof, and the role that economic policy can play in shaping these decisions and aggregate outcomes.

Studying Economics at the University of Rostock offers you the methods and concepts to answer these questions systematically. This refers to the theoretical underpinnings as well as the empirical methods to analyze data. In addition, you will become familiar with alternative approaches from neighboring disciplines such as business administration, sociology, demographics, and political sciences.

Further information on regulations and course schedules is here.

The Department of Economics is further engaged in these study programs: