Whereas Ifo's research has a strong policy orientation, research at CES is more theory oriented. The close co-operation in the form of joint working groups, projects, publications and seminars contributes to giving empirical research a more solid theoretical foundation and directing university research more strongly than before in an empirical direction and more suited to policy needs. Despite the different orientations, the quality standards are the same: the research is attuned to the international discussion and conforms to international standards of excellence.
There is a high level of academic output and a growing number of articles by the Ifo’s researchers are being published in top international journals. read on Articles in refereed journals
The Institute’s researchers work on a number of contract projects. Extensive studies are regularly commissioned by private and public institutions. Several of Ifo’s projecs are also financed using public funds obtained via competitive academic tendering processes. Ifo’s research and service tasks are carried out by staff in its eight departments. Many projects are conducted by inter-departmental research teams. Ifo’s past and ongoing projects are listed on its project pages. All of the Institute’s project results are presented to the public at conferences or in publications. read on Ifo Projects
An important step towards publications in journals is the presentation of papers at international conferences with a selection procedure. read on Presentations at Conferences and Events
The Ifo Institute is deeply committed to the promotion of junior economists. read on Doctoral Programmes