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Ifo Business Climate Index

The Ifo Business Climate Index is a highly-regarded early indicator of economic developments in Germany published on a monthly basis. Detailed results of the Ifo Business Survey are published in the ifo Konjunkturperspektiven (in German) and a summary (in German) is available online. read on Ifo Business Climate Index

Survey Results

Internet publications of our survey results: Ifo Business Climate Index, Ifo Business Survey Services Sector, Ifo Employment Barometer, Regional Evaluation for Eastern Germany, Regional Evaluation for Saxony, Ifo World Economic Climate, Ifo Economic Climate for the Euro Area, Ifo Investment Survey, Ifo Architects Survey, Ifo Personnel Manager Survey, Ifo Manager Survey. read on Survey Results


Twice a year the Ifo Institute publishes the Ifo Economic Forecast on the development of the German and the world economy for the current and the subsequent year. Additionally, the institute participates in the so-called Joint Economic Forecast of leading German economics institutes. The Euro-zone Economic Outlook is a joint initiative of three leading European economic institutes (Ifo Institute in Munich, INSEE in Paris and Istat in Rome) to produce short-term forecasts for GDP, consumption, industrial production and inflation in the euro zone (quarterly). A European economic forecast is presented once a year in the Report on the European Economy by the EEAG (European Economic Advisory Group at CESifo)
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Database for Institutional Comparisons in Europe (DICE)

The Database for Institutional Comparisons in Europe – DICE – is one of Ifo’s service products and can be accessed free-of-charge online. The database allows users to search for cross-country comparisons of systematic information on institutions, regulatory systems, legal requirements and the mechanisms of their application. Although DICE is not a statistical database, it also contains data on the outputs (economic effects) of institutions and regulations where relevant.
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Topical Terms in Economics

Here you will find explanations of terms from the world of economics that play a role in current public discussions (“Topical Terms in Economics”). With these clearly formulated and theoretically sound explanations, the Ifo Institute seeks to help especially the non-economists to gain a better understanding of economic contexts and to follow the economic-policy discussion. Providing sound economic information to a broad public is one of the main tasks of the Ifo Institute, along with empirical economic research and economic-policy advice. read on Topical Terms in Economics

Time-series and Diagram Service

The Ifo Institute collects data that are of great interest for the public and for empirical economic research both in Germany and abroad. The Ifo Institute makes some of this data available. read on Time-series and Diagram Service

Educational Material

CESifo invites you to join our virtual community of economic discussion. The highlights of conferences and events can be watched in full length. read on Educational Material

LMU-ifo Economics & Business Data Center (EBDC)

The Economics & Business Data Center (EBDC) is a combined platform for empirical research in business administration and economics of the Ludwig–Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) and the Ifo Institute and aims at opening new fields for empirical research in business administration and economics. read on LMU-ifo Economics & Business Data Center (EBDC)

Ifo Prussian Economic History Database

The ifo Prussian Economic History Database (iPEHD) is a county-level database covering a rich collection of variables for all counties of Prussia during the 19th century. The Royal Prussian Statistical Office collected these data in a number of censuses over the period 1816-1901, with much county-level information surviving in the archives. These data provide a unique treasure for unprecedented micro-regional empirical research in economic history, analyzing the importance of such factors as education, religion, fertility, and many others for the economic development of Prussia in the 19th century. The service of iPEHD is to provide the data in a digitized and structured way. read on Ifo Prussian Economic History Database

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