About us

WifOR is an independent economic research institute originating from a spin-out of the Chair of Public Economics and Economic Policy at the Technical University of Darmstadt . We cooperate with several universities - especially the TU Darmstadt and TU Berlin. WifOR was founded in February 2009 and is headed by Dr. Dennis A. Ostwald and Mr. Hans-Jürgen Raab.

Our research focuses on Labour Markets, Health Economics including issues of Social Security, Healthcare EconomyValue-Added Analysis as well as questions of Civil and Public Security and the analysis of corruption prevention. Our research approach is mainly empirical and we aim at translating economic data into intelligible insight.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bert Rürup, Prof. Dr. Werner Sesselmeier (University of Koblenz-Landau) and Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dirk Henke (TU Berlin) are members of our Scientific Advisory Board. Prof. Dr. Sesselmeier focuses on labour and social security systems. Prof. Dr. Henke is an expert in finance and health economics.

The Advisory Board continuously evaluates WifOR's quality.

WifOR is a strong partner for your projects. We combine academic expertise and applied research skills in all of our fields of specialization.