The Priority Programme "Experience and Expectations. Historical foundations of economic behaviour" consists of fourteen independent projects in the first funding period 2016-2019. Their research topics comprise entrepreneurial expectations, economic prognostication, investment and safeguards for the future, and international debt management. Since the subjects of each project often touch upon two or more of these fields, and the Priority Programme encourages mutual exchange and co-ordination, we have decided not to put the projects into a rigid structure. The thematic overview found under the link below rather shall serve as a guide to individual research foci.