Independent Economic Research Institute

About us

Data is our passion – and has been since the founding of our institute in 2009. We provide companies, associations, government organizations, and NGOs with the accurate, insightful, and objective analytics & research that guides decision-making. Our fields of research expertise include digitalization, education, health, innovation and R&D, labor markets, social policy, sustainability, and global value chains.

Our history began as a spin-off from Prof. Bert Rürup’s Department of Finance and Economic Policy at the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany. The professorship of Economic Research and Management at Steinbeis University Berlin held by Chief Executive Officer at WifOR Institute Prof. Dr. Dennis A. Ostwald ensures a close connection to scientific research. Our leadership also includes Hans-Jürgen Raab, who has been a Managing Director since the Institute’s founding. Additionally, our scientific advisory board of well-renowned experts reinforce the quality & validity of our research.

With locations in Germany, Greece, Latin America, and the USA, our team of over 55 economists, analysts and consultants draw from the experience of approximately 385 projects in over 36 countries worldwide.

Our research projects span the globe: Africa (Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda, Algeria, Egypt), America (Mexico, USA, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia), Asia (China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, India) and Europe (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, the Netherlands, Turkey, Switzerland, UK, Slowakia, Poland, Czech Republic).

Scientific cooperations

Scientific collaboration exists with the following partners: