Institute for Industrial Organization –

Committed to excellence in education and research.

About us

The Institute for Industrial Organization, led by Professor Dr. Jürgen Weigand, analyzes competitive markets and their implications for business strategies and their applicability to the strategic decision processes of business leaders and teams.

Our research

Research at the leading edge –
Focusing on economics for strategic leaders.

The research focus of the Institute members is the economics of firms and industries and, in particular, its implications for competitive markets and politics. 

Research projects have been conducted in the fields of theoretical and empirical industrial organization, competition policy and regulation, computational economics, business simulations, monetary economics, corporate governance, and sport economics.


The International Handbook of Competition, Second Edition –
Shaping modern competition policy.

The book aims to further our understanding of how economic reasoning and legal expertise complement each other in defining the fundamental issues and principles in competition policy. In specially commissioned chapters the book provides a scholarly review of economic theory, empirical evidence and standards of legal evaluation with respect to monopolization of markets, exploitation of market power and mergers, among other issues.


Writing a doctoral thesis at the Institute for Industrial Organization.

The Institute is currently not enrolling new doctoral students.


Final MBA Project

Completing a Final MBA Project at the Institute for Industrial Organization

Please contact Professor Weigand directly (cc Emanuel Holler) with a potential topic or your general research interest. We will contact you so that we can define the project outline together.


Get to know our team –
Working together to inspire and achieve.

Professor Dr.
Jürgen Weigand

+49 (0)261 6509 227

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Ilona Thelen

Personal Assistant
+49 (0)261 6509 271

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Professor, Ph.D.
David Audretsch

Honorary Professor

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Assistant Professor
Martin Prause

Assistant Professor of Computational Economics and Business Analytics

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Emanuel Holler

Research Assistant
+49 (0)261 6509 272

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Keeping in touch –
Meet our alumni.

The Institute for Industrial Organization has over 25 alumni working in academic institutions and business and we maintain close contact with them.

Here is a full list of our alumni