Founded in 1925, DIW Berlin (the German Institute for Economic Research) is one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany. The institute analyzes the economic and social aspects of topical issues, formulating and disseminating policy advice based on its research findings. DIW Berlin is part of both the national and international scientific communities, provides research infrastructure to academics all over the world, and promotes the next generation of scientists. A member of the Leibniz Association, DIW Berlin is independent and primarily publicly funded and operates exclusively for non-profit scientific purposes.
ESMT Berlin is the highest-ranked business school in Germany and Top 10 in Europe. Founded by 25 leading global companies, ESMT offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, a part-time blended MBA, and a master’s in management, as well as executive education on its campus in Berlin, in locations around the world, and in an online blended format. Focusing on leadership, innovation, and analytics, its diverse faculty publishes outstanding research in top academic journals. Additionally, the international business school provides an interdisciplinary platform for discourse between politics, business, and academia. ESMT is a non-profit private institution of higher education, accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA.
The ifo Institute can look back on a 70-year history that also shapes the Institute’s path into the future. Excellent research has always been the starting point of our activities. It provides the material with which the ifo Institute strives to shape the discourse on relevant topics in academia and in the public eye - hence our claim "Shaping the Economic Debate". It would not be possible to fulfill this mission without the people at the ifo Institute, its supporters, and the governing bodies.
Main objective of the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability is the implementation of the "Project Monetary and Financial Stability" that is supported by the Foundation for Monetary and Financial Stability (Stiftung Geld und Währung). The IMFS aims at raising public awareness of the importance of monetary and financial stability. The Stiftung Geld und Währung was founded on 1 January 2002 by federal law. Its endowment funds come from the sale of 1 DM gold coins in 2001 that were issued at the occasion of the euro cash introduction in memory of the D-Mark.
A member of the Leibniz Association was founded on January 1, 1992. The institute provides independent research on economic topics that really matter and aim to enrich society with facts and evidence-based insights that facilitate better economic decisions. It focuses on growth and productivity because the economic prosperity enables people to lead happier lives. It provides young researchers a nurturing place to develop their competencies.
The Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE ("Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe") is dedicated to interdisciplinary research on the financial markets and their players in Europe as well as to research-based, independent policy advice. The Institute focuses on the cooperation of researchers from the fields of economics, law, and political science as well as on the diversity of scientific methods.
The ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim is a non-profit and independent institute with the legal form of a limited liability company (GmbH). ZEW is a member of the Leibniz Association. Founded in 1990 on the basis of a public-private initiative in the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg in co-operation with the University of Mannheim, ZEW is one of Germany's leading economic research institutes, and enjoys a strong reputation throughout Europe.