Chair of Microeconomics

Prof. Dr. Arnis Vilks


Academic Group at HHL

Economics and Regulation


Prof. Dr. Arnis Vilks

Team Assistant

Beate Kanheißner

Research Areas

Logical and philosophical foundations of economic theory; in particular foundations of mathematical economics
The notion of rationality, utility, and happiness
The weltanschauung of the Western world, its roots and effects in the global economy
Development economics


Microeconomics appears to be a huge collection of models - ranging from basic models of optimization and markets to sophisticated ones that try to spell out the kind of information and reasoning that would entail behaviour according to specific game-theoretic solution concepts. However, it is our philosophy that models are not there for their own sake, but should help to better understand, and maybe solve, real-world problems.

The issues one can try to elucidate by means of microeconomic modelling are again manifold - ranging from efficient allocation of resources and managerial decision-making under competitive conditions to conflict and cooperation in international politics.


Prof. Dr. Arnis Vilks
T +49 341 9851-850
Dipl.-Päd. Beate Kanheißner
Team Assistant
T +49 341 9851-812
Retail and Multi Channel Management

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Top 5 in Germany

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in Germany

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