German Institute for Economic Research
The German Institute for Economic Research (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung -DIW Berlin) is the largest economic research institute in Germany. Our two core mandates are applied economic research and economic policy consulting. As an independent, non-profit institution, we are committed to serving the common good.
DIW Berlin was founded in 1925 as the Institute for Business Cycle Research (Institut für Konjunkturforschung). It has been headquartered in Berlin since its founding. As a member the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, DIW Berlin is predominantly publicly funded.
DIW Berlin is a registered organization. Its statutory bodies are the members’ meeting, the board of trustees, the executive board, and the scientific advisory board.
The Executive Board of DIW Berlin
DIW Berlin is chaired by Prof. Dr. Gert G.Wagner and is supported by Deputy Chairman Prof. Georg Weizsäcker, Ph.D. and Managing Director Dr. Cornelius Richter. Together they form the executive board.