Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI)
|Institution||Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI)|
|Location||Essen, office in Berlin|
|Topics||Labor, Education - Enterprises, Innovation - Environment, Resources - Macroeconomics and Public Finance|
|Orientation||scientific research and evidence-based policy consulting|
RWI (Rheinisch-Westfaelisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung e.V.) is a leading centre for economic research and evidence-based policy advice in Germany. Through its research work RWI provides information on economic developments and their underlying catalysts, assists economic policy decision-making and fosters economic literacy among the wider public.
The research work of RWI – based on latest theoretical concepts and advanced empirical methods – ranges from the individual to the world economy and is structured along five “competence areas”: at “Labor Markets, Education, Population” and “Health Economics”, the main focus of research is on individual prosperity. The competence areas “Enterprises and Innovation” and “Environment and Resources” analyze developments of businesses and markets. “Macroeconomics and Public Finance” examines macroeconomic issues.
The Institute was founded in 1926. Since 1943 it is an independent research institute. RWI is a registered, non-profit institution and is committed to serving the common good.