IWH’s tasks are economic research and research-based advising of economic policy. With its four research departments – Macroeconomics, Financial Markets, Structural Change and Productivity as well as Laws, Regulations and Factor Markets –, IWH conducts economic research and provides economic policy recommendations, which are founded on evidence-based research. In the focus of its research, IWH investigates processes of economic convergence and the role of the financial system regarding the (re-)allocation of production factors, structural change, the facilitation of productivity and innovation, productivity growth as well as macroeconomic dynamics and stability.


Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle
Kleine Maerkerstrasse 8
06108 Halle (Saale)
T +49 345 77 53 - 60

Prof. Reint E. Gropp, PhD

Head of Administration:
Dr Tankred Schuhmann

Dr Wolfgang Sender