Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association

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With its four research departments – Macroeconomics, Financial Markets, Laws, Regulations and Factor Markets, as well as Structural Change and Productivity –, the IWH conducts economic research and provides economic policy recommendations which are explored on evidence-based research. IWHs founding mission was to carry out economic research on the transition in East Germany and Central and Eastern Europe as well as the ongoing process of economic integration in Europe. Since the transition of the formal institutions is completed, IWH has extended its research profile so that, under the guiding theme “From Transition to European Integration”, the analysis of economic convergence processes and international integration are at the centre of its research.


Prof. Dr. Simon Wiederhold