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Continued financing for the GRK 1928 “Microeconomic Determinants of Labor Productivity” secured until 2022


We are happy to announce that the funding for the GRK 1928 “Microeconomic Determinants of Labor Productivity” has been extended by another four and a half years by the German Research foundation (DFG) and is secured through 2022. We look forward to the next years of cooperation between the participating faculty, the doctoral students, and the DFG.

The program analyzes the determinants of labor productivity on the microeconomic level considering individual decision making as well as the role of incentive systems, innovation and labor organization. In particular, it focusses on heterogeneity of labor productivity in order to derive implications for workers, firms and policy makers.

The program provides funding for up to five doctoral students per year (2018 and 2019) to examine these questions within the structured framework of the Munich Graduate School of Economics (MGSE) (--> Link: The qualification program is intended to lead doctoral candidates to their degree efficiently, guide them to academic independence, and prepare them for a career in academia or a research-related career. It is based on group-specific courses, research-supporting workshops and a structured support on the academic labor market.

Prof. Carsten Eckel is the speaker of the graduate program. More information on the Program, can be found on the homepage of the GRK 1928 .