Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Social and Economic History

Dr. Ingo Köhler

Dr. Ingo Köhler
ingo.koehler (at)

Philosophische Fakultät → Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften → Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte
Visiting address
Friedrichstraße 191-193 , Room 5082
Phone number
030 2093 70572
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

He is currently academic coordinator of the DFG-Priority Research Program "Experience & Expectation. Historical Foundations of Economic Behaviour" at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He previously worked at worked at the Universities of Bielefeld, Bochum and Göttingen and at German Historical Institute, Washington DC. He received his Ph.D. from Bochum University in 2003 and his habilitation (second book) at Goettingen University in 2012.

Research Interests

Ingo Köhler is an economic and business historian, whose research covers topics like the history of consumption, marketing and market research, failures and resilience in business history, the history of German elites and family businesses as well as the development of global economies and bankers and the Aryanization of private banks. His latest research compared the businesses market research and their expectations in West Germany and the US after 1945.