Foundations and Institutional Partners
ESMT thanks the following foundations and institutional partners for their support:
Rudolf v. Bennigsen-Foerder-Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Bildung
ESMT kindly thanks the Rudolf v. Bennigsen-Foerder Foundation for Science and Education for its generous support of the ESMT scholarship fund. The Rudolf v. Bennigsen-Foerder Foundation for Science and Education was established in 1990 by the VEBA AG, now E.ON SE, in memory of its former Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ing. Hc Rudolf von Bennigsen-Foerder. The foundation's mission is to promote science and education. Since 2007, the foundation has supported ESMT students from Central and Eastern Europe with scholarships.
Marie Curie Initial Training Network
CONsumer COmpetence Research Training (CONCORT)Project Leader: Francine EspinozaFunding: Seventh Framework Programme: Marie Curie Actions
Consumer science is touching the lives of 493 million EU consumers with their consumption representing 58% of the EU GDP, yet the insights of consumer research typically fail to have a substantial impact on consumer welfare. Consumer research is scattered across several disciplines in the social sciences with little communication occurring between research and practice.
The CONsumer Competence Research Training (CONCORT) tackles these issues, abandoning the marketing perspective of the persuasive agent trying to affect consumer decisions, and aiming to pioneer research from the consumer perspective. The project partners study consumer competence, a broad set of abilities, intuitions, knowledge and skills consumers need in order to make decisions that help them navigate successfully in the economic environment. read more
Various Yearly Projects funded by the Peter Curtius Stiftung
The Foundation was created in 1989 by Wolfgang and Marie-Luise Curtius in memory of their son Peter. The focus of the Foundation is to sponsor research and education mainly in the area of organization behavior and leadership.
Granted in 2012: € 16,000
Market Model Electric Mobility: Cars and Infrastructure (MMEM) - ended in 2011 Project Leader: Michael Holtermann Funding: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (Bundesumweltministerium)
The project’s main objective is to increase the transparency surrounding various energy and transport alternatives, in particular subsidy schemes for electric vehicles and choices for the development of the infrastructure needed to implement electric mobility. This project is in conjunction with the German federal government’s “National Development Plan for Electric Mobility.” read more
The Impact of School Lunches: Evidence from a Exogenous Policy Change - ended in 2011Project Leader: Raji Jayaraman
Funding: DFG – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)
Inadequate child education is thought to be major impediment to economic development. Governments and donor agencies obviously have an incentive to implement policies promoting schooling. However, assessing the impact of various policy remedies to poor educational outcomes is problematic because of a chicken and egg problem. Are better outcomes (in say school enrollment or performance) a result of a policy intervention, or do those who have better outcomes simply demand better services? Are worse outcomes due to the quality of schooling provided, or is there purposive placement of public services in disadvantaged areas? read more