Department of Economics
As a measure to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the winter semester 20/21 is conducted as a digital semester. For the latest information please check the FU Berlin website.
Teaching and research by colleagues in the Department of Economics is mainly devoted to structures of the U.S. economy as well as North American economic policies and economic history. They deal not only with domestic economic questions, but with the U.S. in its foreign economic relations as well. As economic developments are partially shaped by political decisions, political institutions, structures, and processes are also taken into view. Two perspectives have produced especially fruitful results:
- the search for the effects of American economic policies in Germany, Europe, and in other parts of the world, and
- the comparative view of developments in North America and those in Germany and Europe.
The teaching program is offered for students of the North American studies curriculum as well as for students of the department of economics and, in part, of the history department. Consequently, the courses and seminars are attended by a broad spectrum of students from these fields. Their diverse perspectives have led to interesting discussions and stimulating scholarly contributions.
Online Office Hours
Please be advised that office hours only take place digitally. The secretary and the instructors are available via email and telephone.
Monday to Thursday, 9:30am - 1pm
The office is often open beyond the official opening hours.
Prof. Dr. Max Steinhardt:
Office hours available upon request.
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For requests regarding thesis supervision, please send in an overview of your research interest and a current transcript of records prior to the meeting.
Upon request from Mondays to Wednesdays.
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Wednesday, 12pm - 1pm and upon request.
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