Editors and volume editors of the Max Weber-Gesamtausgabe as well as the members of the Commission for Social and Economic History in the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities work on an honorary basis. Other editorial assistants and specialists are paid.
The volumes of the complete edition were supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft through foundation endowments (e.g. Werner-Reimers-Stiftung, Fritz Thyssen-Stiftung or Berthold Leibinger Stiftung) and, last but not least, by private donations.
Since 1996/97 the editing areas „Economy and Society“ (8 volumes, completed in 2015), Letters (11 volumes) and Lectures (7 volumes) as well as the general editing office in Munich are funded by the joint federal and state funded Academies’ Programme.
The publishing house Mohr-Siebeck is financing the printing of the volumes.