Faculty of Economic Sciences

Ministries of the Federal States of Germany



Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture, Hanover

  • PhD programme "Design of mobile Information Systems within the Digital Transformation"
    The programme focuses on two application areas, sustainability, energy, and mobility; and mobile business, in particular, mobile finance. These are the areas of unresolved tension of digital transformation, therefore addressing relevant technologies, but also with regard to society, policy, and a changing regulation environment.

    Sponsors:
    Volkswagen Foundation, Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture (Programme: "Niedersächsisches Vorab")

    Speaker:
    Prof. Dr. Jan Muntermann, Chair of Electronic Finance and Digital Markets


    Cooperating universities:

    • Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts
    • Technical University of Braunschweig
    • University of Göttingen
    • University of Hannover

    Funding period: 2017-2021



  • NEDS - Sustainable Energy Supply Lower Saxony ("Nachhaltige Energieversorgung Niedersachsen")
    The goal of the research project titled NEDS-Sustainable Energy Supply Lower Saxony (Nachhaltige Energieversogung Niedersachsen) is to develop optimal technological implementation paths from the present to the future in terms of energy supply in Lower Saxony in a sustainable manner. The project focuses on the supply of electrical energy and takes into account various relevant individual and behavioral aspects such as technical, economic, environmental and social issues.

    Sponsors:
    Volkswagen Foundation, Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture (Programme: "Science for Sustainable Development")

    Coordinators:
    Prof. Dr. Lutz Hofmann and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Michael Hübler, University of Hannover

    Faculty representative:
    Prof. Dr. Jutta Geldermann, Chair of Production and Logistics

    Additional partners:

    • Prof. Dr. Michael Sonnenschein, OFFIS - Institute for Information Technology
    • Jun.-Prof. Dr. Sebastian Lehnhoff and Prof. Niko Paech, University of Oldenburg
    • Prof. Dr. Bernd Engel and Prof. Dr. Frank Eggert, University of Brunswick - Institute of Technology (Technische Universität Braunschweig)

    Funding period: 2015-2019



  • Reducing Poverty Risk in Developing Countries
    The aim of this interdisciplinary research programme is to bring together development economists, health economists, experimental economists, and statisticians to advance our understanding of poverty risks. It will examine the drivers of poverty risks with a particular focus on how risks and shocks affect poverty outcomes; how households, firms, and communities try to mitigate these risks; what the benefits and costs of these mitigation strategies are; and what policies can reduce poverty risks: More information

    Sponsors:
    Volkswagen Foundation, Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture (Programme: "Niedersächsisches Vorab")

    Coordinator:
    Prof. Stephan Klasen, Ph.D., Chair of Development Economics

    Additional partners:

    • Prof. Marcela Ibañez Diaz, Ph.D., Chair of Development Economics, University of Göttingen
    • Prof. Dr. Thomas Kneib, Chair of Statistics, University of Göttingen
    • Prof. Dr. Tatyana Krivobokova, Institute for Mathematical Stochastics, University of Göttingen
    • Apl. Prof. Dr. Jann Lay, GIGA - German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
    • Prof. Dr. Sebastian Vollmer, Chair of Development Economics/ Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), University of Göttingen

    Funding period: 2015-2018



  • The Gender-Governance Link: Gender Equality and Public Goods Provision
    This project combines empirical perspectives in political science, gender studies, and economics to contribute to the emerging literature on the linkages between gender equality and good governance across the globe and over time.

    Sponsor: Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture (Programme: "Gender-Power-Knowledge")

    Coordinator:
    Prof. Dr. Christian Welzel, University of Lüneburg

    Faculty representative:
    Prof. Stephan Klasen, Ph.D., Chair of Development Economics

    Additional partner:
    Prof. Amy C. Alexander, Ph.D., University of Göttingen (Faculty of Social Sciences)

    Funding period: 2014-2017




Lower Saxony State Chancellery: "Amt für regionale Landesentwicklung Braunschweig" (Office for the development of Lower Saxony's regions, Braunschweig)

  • "Integrative Mobilitätsinnovationen zum Erhalt der Standortattraktivität in Südniedersachsen (IMES)"

    Sponsor: Office for the development of Lower Saxony's regions (Amt für regionale Landesentwicklung Braunschweig)

    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Lutz M. Kolbe, Chair of Information Management

    Additional partners:

    • Sustainable Mobility Research Group (SMRG), Chair of Information Management, University of Göttingen
    • "Zweckverband Verkehrsbund Süd-Niedersachsen (ZVSN)"


    Funding period: 2015-2017