The Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association was founded in 1992. Its foundation was affected by an agreement between the German Federal Government and the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt to jointly fund an institute for empirical economic research.
IWH is a member of the Leibniz Association and belongs to section B “Economics, Social Sciences and Spatial Research”. In terms of its legal status, the IWH is a registered association. In accordance with its statutes, the institute pursues aims directly and exclusively related to the public interest, especially research interests. Within this framework, the IWH carries out both institutionally financed tasks as well as research for third parties.
The Research departments include Macroeconomics, Financial Markets, Structural Change and Productivity, Research Area Urban Economics.
Ongoing Projects: Business Cycle Forecasts and Stress Scenarios, Climate Protection and Coal Phaseout: Political Strategies and Measures up to 2030 and beyond, Conference “How Can We Boost Competition in the Services Sector?”, Employment and Development in the Republic of Uzbekistan, Evaluation of the "Joint Task Improving the Regional Economic Structure" in the Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt, Flash Estimate of the Quarterly GDP in Germany etc.
Dr Professor Reint E. Gropp(President): of Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association. Reint E. Gropp studied Economics at the Universities of Freiburg and Wisconsin, where he obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1994. Prior to his appointment at the IWH, he held the chair for Sustainable Banking and Finance at the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main and worked for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as well as the European Central Bank (ECB), where he was Deputy Head of the Financial Research Division. Since November 2014, Reint E. Gropp has been President at the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) and has been Professor of Economics at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg.
Dr Oliver Holtemöller(Vice President): Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association From 2001 to 2003, he was a collaborator in the National Research Center Quantification and Simulation of Economic Processes (SFB 373) at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. From 2003 to 2009, he was an assistant professor in Economics at RWTH Aachen University. Since August 2009, Oliver Holtemöller is professor in economics at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and head of the Department of Macroeconomics at the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH). Since March 2014, he is also a member of the executive board of the IWH. Oliver Holtemöller has studied economics, applied mathematics and practical computer science at the Justus-Liebig University in Gießen.