What information do the stakeholders need in order to make future-oriented decisions for the labor market? Our models support politicians, trade unions, associations and companies in their decision-making.
How healthy is a society? The topic of health is of great importance both socially and economically. According to WHO, health is an asset and a source of social and economic stability. Our research examines the social relevance of health, its influencing factors and the economic importance of the health economy from different perspectives.
Economy, ecology, social – a look at the overall concept
How can dialogues with stakeholders in the sustainability debate be conducted based on solid data? Through our calculations, we make the effects of different scenarios and proposed solutions verifiable and thus contribute to corporate CSR strategies and environmental policy decisions. Our analyses consider sustainability as an overall concept regarding the economy, ecology and social impact. The focus is on the supply and value chain analyses of companies, industries and the economies.
Analyses in the interplay of politics, society, economy and technology
How do reforms affect social policies? WifOR examines the interaction of politics, society, economy and technology. We evaluate specific reforms using traditional evaluation methods such as cost-benefit analysis or conduct microsimulations.
What is the best way for industries and companies to deal with the impact of digitalisation? We analyze data on business processes, including e-health business models. Our analyses and studies allow us to show consequences in the labour market, education, health and the healthcare industry.
What is the significance of research and development and innovation on the economy as a whole? Our analyses quantify the economic effects of research and development as well as medical innovations. Especially for research-intensive companies, WifOR has developed a model analogous to the official calculation method of gross domestic product that assesses research and development not as a cost but as an economic value for the national economy.
How can clubs, leagues and associations use national and international data to create a competitive advantage in the sports industry? Whether increasing the number of spectators, public positioning or strengthening the fan base – our analyses in the sports sector support athletes and clubs on and off the pitch.
We develop economic models and conduct objective analyses according to the demands of our clients. We make recommendations for action plans and present sound reasoning in discourse with politicians, investors and society.
At WifOR, we see research as a catalyst, a signpost and a decision-making aid for our customers and project partners from companies, organisations, associations and the scientific community.
We use solid data and empirical methods to gain valuable insights for our customers worldwide, and thus build an objective basis for sustainable decisions but also impulses for future-oriented action.
Prof. Dr. Dennis A. Ostwald, Founder and Managing Director at WifOR
Insights into research
WifOR sees research as a source of inspiration and a decision-making aid for customers and project partners from companies, organisations, associations and science. These examples give an insight into the range of our methods and topics.