Kiel Institute for the World Economy (Institut für Weltwirtschaft, IfW)
|Institution||Kiel Institute for the World Economy|
|Themes||global division of labour, knowledge creation and growth, the environment and natural resources, poverty reduction and development, monetary policy, financial markets, reforming the welfare society|
|Orientation||global economic research, economic policy consultation, education and training in economics, economic documentation|
The IfW at the University of Kiel is a major centre of global economic research, economic policy consultation, education and training in economics and economic documentation. It investigates solutions to urgent global economic problems, advises decision makers in politics, the economy and society, and informs the interested public about important economic policy interconnections. It cultivates a wide-ranging network of national and international experts. The Institute for the World Economy places particular emphasis on education and training in economics, including continuing education. 60 researchers are currently employed at the IfW; in addition, guest researchers from around the world also work at the IfW.