The research group Governance in Emerging Economies (GEE) deals with the phenomenon of increasing state interference with markets in developing and emerging economies. State funds, industrialization programs and state-backed enterprises are only the most visible policy measures by which – at present – a rising number of states seek to actively promote economic development and growth.


GEE pursues the objective of mapping the varying forms and degrees of state interventions in national economies. On an analytical level, the research group seeks to understand the determinants of successful state activism under present global conditions. Particular attention is being drawn to the institutional and regulatory setting that constrains the interaction between the private sector and the state.