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Ifo Experts

Staff members of the Ifo Institute with research fields.

Executive Board

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans-Werner Sinn
President
Phone: 089 9224-1276
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Questions regarding the Institute, economic policy, contributions to the reform debate, Ifo Viewpoints
Prof. Meinhard Knoche
Board Member
Phone: 089 9224-1288
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Questions regarding the Institute, personell and finances, Leibniz Society

Press

Harald Schultz
Phone: 089 9224-1218
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Press relations
 

Ifo Center for Business Cycle Analysis and Surveys

Prof. Dr. Timo Wollmershäuser
Interim Director
Phone: 089 9224-1406
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Financial markets, money and currencies,
dynamic macroeconomics
Dr. Steffen Henzel
Phone: 089 9224-1652
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Empirical Macroeconomics, Expectations, Monetary Economics, German Labor Market
Michael Kleemann
Phone: 089 9224-1220
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Business Cycle Analysis and Forecasting (US und Eurozone), Applied Macroeconomics and Econometrics, ifo Survey Data, Credit Frictions, Sentiment Indicators
Dr. Wolfgang Nierhaus
Phone: 089 9224-1304
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Inflation, price trends, forecasting methods, economic forecasts, Joint Economic Forecast of German Research Institutes, National Accounts
Wolfgang Ruppert
Phone: 089 9224-1221
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Business survey in construction, company pensions (Studie 2000)
Dr. Klaus Wohlrabe
Phone: 089 9224-1229
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Forecasting, methodology and evaluation of the Ifo Business Cycle Test, Time Series Econometrics

Ifo Center for Public Finance and Political Economy

Prof. Dr. Niklas Potrafke
Director
Phone: 089 9224-1319
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Public Finance, Political Economy
Christian Breuer
Phone: 089 9224-1265
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Public Finance (esp. taxes and revenue)
Dr. Björn Kauder
Phone: 089 9224-1331
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Public Finance, Political Economy

Ifo Center for Labour Market Research and Family Economics

Prof. Helmut Rainer, Ph.D.
Director
Phone: 089 9224-1607
Website
Family Economics, Population Economics, Labour Economics
Dr. Natalia Danzer
Telefon: 089 9224-1252
Website
Empirical Labour Economics, Life and Job Satisfaction, Income and Inequality in Transition Countries, Human Capital; Competition and Innovation

Ifo Center for the Economics of Education and Innovation

Prof. Dr. Ludger Wößmann
Director
Phone: 089 9224-1699
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Education Economics, Growth Economics, Innovation Economics, History of economics
Dr. Francesco Cinnirella
Phone: 089 9444-1366
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History of economics
Prof. Dr. Oliver Falck
Phone: 089 9224-1370
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Innovation and Growth, Entrepreneurship
Philipp Lergetporer
Phone: 089 9224-1460
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Economics of Education, Experimental Economics
Dr. Marc Piopiunik
Phone: 089 9224-1312
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Education Economics, Labor Economics
Dr. Simon Wiederhold
Telefon: 089 9224-1309
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Economics of Innovation

Ifo Center for Industrial Organisation and New Technologies

Hildegard Arnold-Rothmaier
Phone: 089 9224-1316
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Transport
Matthias Balz
Phone: 089 9224-1325
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Food industry, brewing industry, gastronomy, hotel trade, tourism, ecological agriculture, social insurance in the farming sector 
Ludwig Dorffmeister
Phone: 089 9224-1343
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Construction and real-estate
Michael Ebnet
Phone: 089 9224-1321
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Branch analyses with a focus on trade and industry, Ifo Industry Colloquium, construction
Herbert Hofmann
Phone: 089 9224-1283
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Branch analyses, services, sector-based studies
Dr. Gernot Nerb
Phone: 089 9224-1236
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National and international economy and industry trends, services, European industry, economic behavioural research including enterprise surveys and empirical business-cycle research
Horst Penzkofer
Phone: 089 9224-1396
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Innovation research, innovation survey, trade fair research
Julia Schricker
Phone: 089 9224-1506
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Industrial Organisation, Agriculture Reports
Dr. Hans-Günther Vieweg
Telefon: 089 9224-1362
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European industry research, Ifo Industry Colloquium

 

Ifo Center for Energy, Climate and Exhaustible Resources

Prof. Dr. Karen Pittel
Director
Phone: 089 9224-1384
Website
Climate, exhaustible resources
Dr. Tilmann Rave
Phone: 089 9224-1365
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Environmental economics, instruments of environmental policies, corporate environmental policies, competitiveness – innovations – environmental policies
Dr. Johann Wackerbauer
Phone: 089 9224-1277
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Environmental economics, eco-industry, water resource management, waste management, environmental policies
Dr. Markus Zimmer
Phone: 089 9224-1260
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Migration, environmental economics, climate change, resource economics (focus: water)

Ifo Center for International Economics

Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr, Ph.D.
Director
Phone: 089 9224-1428
Website
International trade policy, China, international migration, climate policy
Dr. Erdal Yalcin
Phone: 089 9224-1420
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International trade, multinational enterprises, international trade policy

Ifo Center for International Institutional Comparisons and Migration Research

Prof. Panu Poutvaara, Ph.D.
Director
Phone: 089 9224-1372
Website
Migration, fiscal federalism, political economics
Dr. Christa Hainz
Phone: 089 9224-1237
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IInstitutions, banking markets, corporate financing, transition economics, political economics, CESifo DICE Report
Romuald Méango
Phone: 089 9224-1219
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Microeconometrics, Economics of Migration, Network sampling

Ifo Dresden

Prof. Dr. Marcel Thum
Manager
Phone: 0351-26476-19
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Structural change, labour markets, support policies, public finance, climate and environmental policies, demographic change
Dr. Joachim Ragnitz
Managing Director
Phone: 0351-26476-17
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Eastern German research: regional development, sectoral structural change, general economic policy, fiscal policy, implications of demographic change; observation of economic activity in Saxony/eastern Germany, support policies
Robert Lehmann
Phone: 0351-26476-21
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Economic activity and growth
Katrin Behm
Phone: 0351-26476-12
Website
Press and public relations, publications, Ifo Dresden library


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