The following provides mandatory data concerning the provider of this website, obligations with regard to data protection, as well as other important legal references involving the Internet site of the Max Planck Institute for Economics (http://www.econ.mpg.de) as required by German law.
The provider of this Internet site within the legal meaning of the term is the registered association Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science.Address
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
Telephone: +49 (89) 2108 - 0
Register of Societies and Associations
The Max Planck Society is registered in the Official Register of Societies and Associations at Berlin-Charlottenburg Local Court under the register number VR 13378 B.
The Max Planck Society is legally represented by its Board of Directors which, in turn, is represented by the President of the Society, Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann and by Secretary General Dr. Ludwig Kronthaler.
Value Added Tax Identification Number
The value added tax identification number of the Max Planck Society is DE 129517720.
Responsible editors for the contents of the website of the Max Planck Institute for Economics with regard to media law:
Prof. Dr. Werner Güth
Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte und Naturwissenschaften
Kahlaische Straße 10
Editors for further websites
Responsible editors for the contents of the websites of the different departments, groups and facilities of the Max Planck Institute for Economics with regard to media law:
International Max Planck Research School on Adapting Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World
Dr. Susanne Büchner
Prof. Dr. Werner Güth
Technically responsible (Webmaster)
Dr. Thomas Baumann
The Max Planck Society is a non-profit research facility which is organized as a registered association. All of the institutes and facilities of the Max Planck Society are largely autonomous in terms of organization and research, but as a rule have no legal capacity of their own.
Foreign Language Pages
To the extent that parts of this Internet site are offered in languages other than German, this represents a service exclusively for staff and guests of the Max Planck Society who are not proficient in German.
Data ProtectionData Collection and Processing
We wish to make our websites as appealing and comfortable for you as possible. To this end, analysis of statistical information relating to your utilisation of our websites and the collection of technical details on the web browsers and computers of our online visitors is very helpful for us.
Storing and analysis of data takes place on a central Piwik server, which is operated by the Max Planck Society. Of course, you may object to the collection of data. Objecting is very simple, it only takes one click. Further information on which data is collected and on your options to object is available in our Data Collection Declaration.
Also, the integration of external services such as Google Maps for route maps, Youtube or Amazon Cloud is always undertaken in a considerate manner and with the aim of making your visit on our websites as pleasant as possible.
We must advise you, however, that your IP address and perhaps other data related to your person will be transmitted to the service provider concerned (Google, Amazon etc.) and may be stored or analyzed there.
Visits to this Website are logged. The anonymized IP address currently used by your computer, as well as further technical data pertaining to the data call is recorded (these include in particular the type and version of your browser).
When you visit our website, a cookie will be stored on your computer, which will allow our system to recognize your computer when you next visit our website.
Data is evaluated only for statistical purposes in anonymized form. No personal user profiles are created.
Please note that all IP addresses of computers downloading discussion papers will be tracked. Should you prefer your IP address not to be tracked, please order the publications via e-mail to:
In accordance with Section 13 Paragraph 3 of the German Tele-Media Law [TMG], user profiles may be created using aliases for the purposes of advertising, market research and to suit market needs unless such is objected to by the user. We provide information on your right to object at the corresponding location on our Website.
The data protection officer of the Max Planck Society is available for questions concerning the topic of data protection at or +49 (0) 89-2108-1317.Personalized Services / Newsletter
Insofar as you have decided to take advantage of a personalized service or to register for a newsletter service the required personal data are stored. As a rule this includes your e-mail address, first and surname as well as other data – depending on the type of offer. Your data are used only in order to provide you with the desired offer to your satisfaction and in order to respond to any inquiries. If you no longer wish to take advantage of a personalized service, your personal data will be deleted after you cancel your registration. If you wish to cancel your subscription to a newsletter, you can either send us an e-mail, or carry out cancellation by using the respective link at the end of the newsletter.Data Transmission
Your personal data will only be transmitted to government organizations and authorities in legally required cases and/or for prosecution in the event of attacks on our network infrastructure. Your personal data are not provided to third parties for any other purpose.
Liability for Contents of Online Information
As the provider of contents in accordance with Section 7 Paragraph 1 of the Tele-Media Law, the Max Planck Society shall be responsible for any contents which it makes available for use in accordance with general legal provisions. The Max Planck Society makes every effort to provide timely and accurate information on this Web site. Nevertheless, errors and inaccuracies cannot be completely ruled out. Therefore, the Max Planck Society does not assume any liability for the relevance, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. The Max Planck Society shall not be liable for damage of a tangible or intangible nature caused directly or indirectly through the use or failure to use the information offered and/or through the use of faulty or incomplete information unless it is verifiably culpable of intent or gross negligence. The same shall apply to any downloadable software available free of charge. The Max Planck Society reserves the right to modify, supplement, or delete any or all of the information offered on its Internet site, or to temporarily or permanently cease publication thereof without prior and separate notification.
Links to Websites of Third Parties
This Internet site includes links to external pages. These external links are designated as follows: angled arrow or referring arrow .
The respective provider shall be responsible for the contents of any linked external pages. In establishing the initial link, the Max Planck Society has reviewed the respective external content in order to determine whether such link entailed possible civil or criminal responsibility. However, a constant review of linked external pages is unreasonable without concrete reason to believe that a violation of the law may be involved. If the Max Planck Society determines such or it is pointed out by others that an external offer to which it is connected via a link entails civil or criminal responsibility, then the Max Planck Society will immediately eliminate any link to this offer. The Max Planck Society expressly dissociates itself from such contents.
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