Ludger Woessmann

Professor of Economics, University of Munich

Director, ifo Center for the Economics of Education

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In my applied economic research, I try to combine scientific rigor with societal relevance. I think it is important to build bridges from research to the public debate.

I am particularly interested in the determinants of long-term prosperity of mankind. My research focuses especially on the importance of education for economic prosperity and on the effects of school systems for educational achievement and equality of opportunity.

My website offers two different ways to access my research:

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