Kai Carstensen, Director of Ifo Center for Business Cycle Analysis and Surveys, Returns to University Research
Oct 22, 2013: Prof. Dr. Kai Carstensen (42) has led the Ifo Institute's research department responsible for business cycle analysis and surveys for over six years. Carstensen was primarily known in public for his presentation of economic forecasts and the Ifo Business Climate Index. On 1 March 2014 he will return to the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel to focus more closely on research and teaching. Carstensen, who comes from Schleswig-Holstein, will take up the Chair for Econometrics from which he obtained his doctorate in 2000 and where he worked up until his move to the Ifo Institute.