Research Group Municipal and Environmental Economics (FGKU)
We deal with the implementation of the controlling idea in municipal economics and environmental economics.
Initially, our activities focused on municipal waste management. We have also been active for some time in the water, sewage, transport and energy industries, and are also working in the field of new municipal administration control.
Controlling is becoming increasingly important for environmental economies because on the one hand the costs and thus also the fees in the municipal environmental economy have risen noticeably and will continue to rise in the future. This is why economic efficiency and effectiveness considerations are of particular importance in all services of general interest - and also in (municipal) administration. On the other hand, the public is increasingly critical of fee calculations; they must therefore be as transparent and comprehensible as possible.
The current discussion on the new administrative control and the new municipal financial management also shows how important commercial accounting and controlling are for local authorities these days.