Our focus in both teaching and research is on the analysis of the interplay between society and economy. We pay special attention to the labor market, which plays a major role in the production of inequality and economic development. For our analyses, we use quantitative data, which we often collect in our own surveys.
We offer courses in sociological theory, quantitative research methods, and the sociology of labor markets, economy and organizations for both bachelor and master students. Our main programs of study are the BA and MA in Socioeconomics, but we are likewise involved in programs from several other disciplines, such as the BA Business Studies and the Master degree programs Labor Market and Human Resources, Marketing, Business Education, and Economics.
In research, we work on a variety of topics. Currently we are examining the role of occupations for the labor market, regional mobility of employees, the reconciliation of work and family life, consequences of digitalization for the labor market, the emergence of reputation or justice attitudes with respect to regional redistribution.