Macroeconomic Policy Institute (Institut für Makroökonomie und Konjunkturforschung, IMK)
|Institution||Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK)|
|Topics||Analysis of the labour market, educational research, migration as well as energy and environmental economics|
|Orientation||Empirical research, consulting|
As an independent economic research institute, the IMK is committed to working according to scientific principles. In order to ensure a high level of academic research, the Institute cooperates closely with universities and research institutes in Germany and abroad and submits itself to regular evaluations by an independent academic advisory council. The IMK presents its research work regularly at international conferences and workshops. The results are published in IMK publications, books and refereed specialist journals.
In addition to its academic research, the Institute focuses on economic policy consulting. The IMK competes with other research institutions to acquire research assignments put out to public tender. Being part of the Hans Böckler Foundation, the Institute is financed mainly by Foundation funds. This basic funding ensures maximum freedom in research.