Interview on "Democracies Are Not Slower to Respond to Corona"

Do autocratic systems cope better with a pandemic than democracies? At least that's what it seemed like during the Corona crisis. Scientists led by Professor Marc Oliver Rieger found out: Institutional factors such as democracy or autocracy are less decisive. Rather, it is a question of mentality.

Click here for the article and the interview.

Examination view from WS 20/21

We offer exam inspections for exams written in WS 20/21:

07/06/2021 from 10 am:

Information und Entscheidung of 18.02.2021.

Please register by 30.06.2021 with Ms. Bartel via email.

07/13/2021 from 1 p.m.:

Grundlagen der BWL from 23.02.2021 

Finance D from 04.03.2021

Finance & Banking II from 16.02.2021

Please register by 11.07.2021 with Ms. Bartel via email.

09/15/2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm:

Finance C from 02/25/2021

Please register by 10.09.2021 with Ms. Bartel via email.


The research focus Interdisciplinary Public Policy (IPP) invites you to the symposium Social Science Perspectives on the Corona Pandemic on 18 June 2021. 

You can find more info here.

Trainee – Structured Finance and Syndication (M/F)

Trainee position at Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL)

You can find the complete advertisement here.

Campus der Generationen

Dear participants of  “Campus der Generationen”,

you can find the supplementary video to my presentation here:

Thank you for your interest,
Marc Oliver Rieger


How culture gets involved in business

German children learn to save early. A cliché? At the University of Trier, research is being conducted in various projects on the influence of cultural aspects on economic life.
You can find the complete article here.

Trainee program (Master) at the Deutsche Bundesbank

We would like to draw your attention to the Deutsche Bundesbank's 12-month trainee program for Master's graduates at the Deutsche Bundesbank

As one of the largest central banks in the world with almost 10,000 employees, the Deutsche Bundesbank offers a different perspective on the banking and financial world and provides diverse and often unique tasks.  The ultimate goal is to ensure price stability. The Bundesbank is thus uniquely committed to the common good in Germany and Europe and works at the interface of politics, business and science.

Further information and tips on the trainee program and application can be found here



At the earliest possible date a position as research assistant, doctoral candidate (m/f/d) (EG 13 TV-L 75%) at the Institute for Labor Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union (IAAEU) at the University of Trier is to be filled. You can find the complete advertisement here.


Teaching in winter semester

Dear students!

Teaching in the winter semester 2020/21 will presumably still take place digitally to a large extent. More detailed information can be found on the central official website of the university.

According to the new examination regulations, the entrance test Mathematics in the Master's program will no longer be required as of winter semester 2020/21 and will no longer be held in its previous form.

I will take into account the feedback from our survey last semester: a new microphone has been purchased and offline lessons will be posted on a regular basis.

Let's make the best of this situation!

Prof. Marc Oliver Rieger

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