Harriet Taylor Mill-Institute for Economics and Gender Studies
In 2001, the Harriet Taylor Mill Institute for Economic and Gender Studies was founded at the Berlin School of Economics, the BSEL’s predecessor institution. The Institute is named after Harriet Taylor Mill (1807–1858), a British economist and pioneering women's rights advocate.
This establishment and institutionalisation of gender studies in economics is rooted in the Berlin School of Economics and Law's tradition of research in the economics and gender studies area. Since the merger of the Berlin School of Economics (BSE) with the University of Applied Sciences for Administration and Law (FHVR) to form the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL), the Harriet Taylor Mill Institute has also increasingly prioritised gender studies in law and the administration.
The Harriet Taylor Mill Institute is the only research institute at a German university where scholars working in macro-economics, business administration, sociology, computer science and law adopt an interdisciplinary approach to issues in economics, law and the administration.
The Institute's web page offers detailed information on its background, activities, work and publications.