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Microeconomic Determinants of Labor Productivity

DFG: Research Training Group 1928

The DFG Research Training Group offers a distinguished three-year doctoral program in economics. With the use of newly available micro data it explores the determinants of labor productivity. In particular, the research focuses on three areas: the impact of individual decision making, the role of incentives and innovations and the influence of organizations. When deriving consequences for individual and cooperative actors and giving policy advice, the heterogeneity of labor productivity is given particular attention.
The program enables up to five young researchers per cohort to carry out their dissertation projects under the roof of the Munich Graduate School of Economics (MGSE). Members profit from a structured training in economic theory and methods and are integrated into a stimulating research environment of an ambitious and excellent faculty and a large network of research institutions and facilities. Doctoral candidates have to master an array of courses that convey state-of-the-art research in prominent parts of economics. Furthermore, they receive the technical skills to carry out research independently and publish on an international level. Applications to the program are welcome from graduates who hold a Master's degree or a German university diploma in economics or a closely related field, passed with distinction.