Research at the MPI

Today, the major research efforts of the institute are concerned with

  • the analysis of incentive problems in public-good provision,
  • the behaviorally informed design of institutions for the provision of collective goods,
  • the organization and regulation of network industries: sector-specific regulation and antitrust
  • the regulation of financial markets and financial institutions in order to safeguard financial stability.

The first two lines of research are intended to enlarge our understanding of foundations at a fairly general level. The last two lines of research are concerned with applications.