CEO

Prof. Dr. Den­nis A. Ost­wald

Prof. Dr. Dennis A. Ostwald is founder and managing director of WifOR Institute. He is also head of research and supervises the research projects of the scientific staff. Prof. Dr. Dennis A. Ostwald studied Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technical University of Darmstadt and subsequently received his doctorate from the Chair of Finance and Economic Policy of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bert Rürup on the topic “Growth and employment effects of the healthcare industry”.

During his work as a research assistant and doctoral student, Ostwald held teaching positions in the fields of economics and economic and financial policy and was also involved in projects for various federal and state ministries and associations.

Research and scientific teaching activities

Since 2011 he has held a teaching position in International Management at the Steinbeis-Hochschule Berlin. In December 2018, Dr. Ostwald  was appointed Junior Professor at the Faculty of Leadership & Management at Steinbeis University Berlin. At the beginning of 2019, he took over the professorship in the Department of Economic Research and Management.

Within the framework of his research activities, Prof. Dr. Ostwald deals with these topics, among others:

  • Healthcare management
  • Regional growth and cluster theories
  • Demographic development
  • State Economic Accounting
  • Monitoring of Specialists
  • Social security
  • Globalisation
  • Value creation analyses