Till van Treeck


– not available as an advisor for new IMPRS doctoral students in 2024 –

Till  van Treeck

Till van Treeck

Professor and Managing Director of the Institute for Socio-Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen

Till van Treeck is Professor and Managing Director at the Institute for Socio-Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen. He is a macroeconomist/political economist with an interdisciplinary orientation. His current research agenda is focused on the macroeconomic implications of income distribution, including the fields of sectoral imbalances (private households, corporate sector, government sector), external imbalances (export-led versus debt-led growth), personal saving and labor supply decisions (Veblen effects, Relative Income Hypothesis), and ecological issues. He also seeks to bring together macroeconomic and comparative political economy approaches to growth models.
Further areas of work and previous research topics include financialization, German and European economic policy debates, pluralism in economics, laypeople's attitudes and beliefs about economics and economic issues, and (socio-)economic education.

Research Fields:

  • Comparative political economy/macroeconomics
  • Growth models
  • International macroeconomics
  • Income distribution
  • Status comparisons as a driver of economic decisions
  • (Socio-)Economic education
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