Financial education of the population is of great importance for individual as well as for societal well-being, economic stability and social participation. This is evident not least in times of crises, as witnessed by the financial and economic crisis of 2008 or the current economic crisis triggered by COVID 19.
The Mannheim Institute for Financial Education (MIFE) is a joint initiative of the University of Mannheim and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and is dedicated to the comprehensive research of questions around the topic of 'Financial Education'. It draws on the expertise of researchers from different disciplines at both institutions. The Mannheim Institute for Financial Education (MIFE) has also established a close network with thematically relevant individuals and institutions from academia, politics and practice in Germany and abroad.
The Mannheim Institute for Financial Education (MIFE) works independently, interdisciplinary and methodologically pluralistic. It is committed to the highest scientific standards.