The German Institute for Economic Research or more commonly DIW Berlin is one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany. It is an independent, non-profit academic institution which is involved in basic research and policy advice. DIW Berlin was founded in 1925 as the Institute for Business Cycle Research and was later renamed. DIW Berlin is led by the Executive Board. It consists of the President Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D., the scientific Executive Board Member Prof. Dr. Gert G. Wagner and the Managing Director Angelica E. Röhr.
DIW Berlin presents its research results in science journals, within the scope of national and international scientific events as well as at workshops, symposia and colloquia. The research results provide a basis for the exchange of ideas among experts and other relevant groups. Current economic and structural data, forecasts and advices as well as services in the area of quantitative economics are provided to decision makers in economics and policy and the broad public. DIW Berlin endues a target group specific range of publications, events and data sources. Furthermore, the research results often meet with a major response in the news media.
The Institute analyzes the economic and social aspects of topical issues, formulating and disseminating policy advice based on its research findings. DIW Berlin is part of both the national and international scientific communities, provides research infrastructure to academics all over the world, and promotes the next generation of scientists. A member of the Leibniz Association, DIW Berlin is independent and primarily publicly funded. DIW Berlin is a registered organization. Its statutory bodies are the members’ meeting, the board of trustees, the executive board, the scientific advisory board, and the Survey Committee (SOEP).