Research Group Economics and Language (REAL)

About Real

The Research Group Economics and Language (REAL) was hosted from 2011 to 2019 at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in Germany.

During this period the members of REAL were:

  • Bengt-Arne Wickström
  • Michele Gazzola
  • Torsten Templin
  • Sabrina Hahm
  • Cyril Brosch

Since 2020, the group has been attached to the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences at Ulster University. Michele Gazzola is the current coordinator of the group.

After the move, the group has become an open international network of researchers interested in the economics of languages and language policy.

Research Projects

The REAL group was involved in the following research projects:

Past Events organised/ co-organised





Our Researchers

Current Researchers
Name Main Affiliation
Michele Gazzola Ulster University
Bengt-Arne Wickström Andrássy-Universität Budapest
Torsten Templin 
François VaillancourtUniversité de Montréal and Fellow,CIRANO
Daniele MazzacaniLibera Università di Bolzano- Freie Universität Bozen
Katalin BuzasiRadboud University Nijmegen
François GrinUniversité de Genève

Former members


Dr Michele Gazzola

Lecturer in Public Policy and Administration

School of Applied Social and Policy Sc.

Reports and Publications