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Marcel Schmidt-Bonacker

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Library Holdings and Acquisitions

The University and State Library of Saxony-Anhalt maintains a historically grown print collection dispersed across the branch library(s) as well as the central library. The current collection foci are aligned with the prevailing profile of university teaching. In addition, many e-books and e-journals have been and are still acquired during the recent years.

Finding and Using

More recent titles related to economic sciences are predominantly located in the Branch Library of Economics and are fully indexed in the ULB’s electronic catalogue.

Individual Classification

The books of the branch library of economics are shelved according to an individual classification system.

Call Numbers

The individual call numbers of each item can be determined by researching the discovery system (catalogue) Ha:Lit.

With a few exceptions, the holdings are predominantly for lend. E-books and E-journals are also indexed in the catalogue; full-text access is possible by logging into the university wifi or via VPN.

Collection of Subject-Relevant Links

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Electronically available journals of the specific subject are indexed in the Electronic Journals Library (EZB).


The available, subject-relevant databases are listed in the Database Information System (DBIS).

History and Profiling of the Subject

As early as 1727, the University of Halle established a professorship for economics, police and chamber affairs and started the study of economic topics, thus making it one of the first universities in the entirety of Germany to do such. Later, scholars in the field of economics increased the visibility of the university with their achievements both in Germany and far beyond its borders. Among those important scholars are Ludwig Heinrich Jakob, a co-founder of the field of Financial Management, as well as Gustav Schmoller and Johannes Conrad, two leading members of the “Verein für Socialpolitik” (Association for Social Policy), a scientific association founded in 1872 in Halle of which most university teachers of macroeconomics as well as those of business studies of Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland are still a member today. With Erich Gutenberg, who received his doctorate in Halle in 1921, one of the pioneers of business studies also started his academic career in Halle.


On June 7, 1951, an independent Faculty of Economics was founded, later to become the “Section of Economics”. In 1991, under the leadership of the founding dean Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gerhard Schmitt-Rink, the rebuilding of the faculty began. Following this process, the institute was newly founded on November 05, 1993.


Today, the economics department ties in with its traditions. It offers a modern economic and internationally oriented education in six bachelor’s degree programs and seven master’s degree programs. The academic profile is characterized by the close integration of business studies, economics and business informatics with a focus on economic governance, financial governance, business and IT governance. These form the three competence centers of the economics department, where solutions for tomorrow’s economy are designed today.