Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
The Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) is one of the major centers for research in global economic affairs, economic policy advice and economic education. The Institute regards research into potentially innovative solutions to urgent problems of the world economy as its main task. On the basis of this research work, it advises decision makers in politics, the economy and society, and keeps the interested public informed on important matters of economic policy. As a portal to world economic research, it manages a broadly cast network of national and international experts, whose research work flows directly or indirectly into the Kiel Institute‘s research and advisory activities. The Kiel Institute attaches particular value to economic education and further training and closely co-operates with the world‘s largest library in the economic and social sciences.