Department of Economics

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Economics Wordcloud USA

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.

Contact

Address
Freie Universität Berlin
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Economics
Lansstraße 7-9
14195 Berlin

Office
Kerstin Brunke
Telephone +49 30 838 53603
Fax+49 30 838 457879

Email
economics@jfki.fu-berlin.de

Department Chair
Prof. Dr. Max Steinhardt 

Office Hours

Office Hours

Front Desk 

Monday to Thursday, 9:30am - 1pm

The office is often open beyond the official opening hours.  

There will be no regular office hours during the semester break. Please contact your instructors for appointments. The email addresses are listed below.

Prof. Dr. Max Steinhardt:

Please register at economics@jfki.fu-berlin.de

For requests regarding thesis supervision, please send in an overview of your research interest and a current transcript of records prior to the meeting.

Prof. Dr. Julia Püschel:

Please register at j.pueschel@fu-berlin.de

Dr. Wolfgang Strehl

By appointment via email.

Dr. Aleksandra Peeva

Please register at Aleksandra.Peeva@fu-berlin.de

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