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Welcome to the Chair of Applied Microeconomics


The research interests of the Chair of Applied Microeconomics can be divided into two main areas:


  • First, we are concerned with the various processes within a family, such as the care of children, the work and consumption decisions of a married couple, or the care of one's parents.
  • Second, we are interested in the design of the welfare state. This includes the public provision of health and care services, the taxation of married couples, or the design of incentive taxes.

To answer our research questions, we usually draw on theoretical models and adopt a positive or normative perspective, depending on the research question at hand. In both areas we take into account insights from behavioral economics.


In teaching, the chair offers courses on insurance and behavioral economics in the bachelor's program and courses on microeconomics and the political economy of the welfare state in the master's program.

March 25, 2024

Exam review

On Thursday, Apr. 18, 2024, from 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., you will have the opportunity to review the exams for the 2023/24 winter term in room J1105. Registration is mandatory. To do so, write an email to birgit.liepert@wiwi.uni-augsburg.de by Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2024, mentioning the exam you would like to review.

April 2, 2024

Master Seminar on Applied Microeconomics

In the summer term 2024 the chair offers the seminar on applied microeconomics. Prerequisite for participation in the seminar is successful attendance of Microeconomics and/or Political Economy. If interested, send an application via email with a recent transcript of records to birgit.liepert@wiwi.uni-augsburg.de. Deadline for applications is Apr. 19, 2024. Admitted students will receive more information on the kick-off event afterwards.

June 26, 2023

Bavarian Micro Day 2023

We were the hosts of the 22nd Bavarian Micro Day. The Bavarian Micro Day offers professors and research assistants from different Bavarian universities a platform to present current research work in the field of microeconomics.

May 6, 2020

Institute for Economics

Here you can find all events of the Institute for Economics as well as all information about the courses offered by the Economics Cluster.


The staff of the chair.



Courses offered by the chair.

Hand hält Kreide und schreibt an Tafel


The research focus of the chair.

Bücher, Wekcer sowie Tafel mit Aufschrift "Science"

Economics Seminar

Seminar of the Institute for Economics

Vortrag im Hörsaal


Events of the chair aside from teaching.

Gebäude der WiWi-Fakultät mit Brunnen


Information on writing a thesis at the chair.



University of Augsburg
Faculty of Business and Economics
Chair of Applied Microeconomics
Building J
Universitätsstr. 16
86159 Augsburg

Phone: +49 821 598 4478

Fax: +49 821 598       4175

E-Mail: birgit.liepert@wiwi.uni-augsburg.de (Office)


Building: J

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