Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Institut für Weltwirtschaft (IfW)

4.4
5 Reviews
Employee Rating (2)    
Student Rating (3)    
Work/Life Balance 
4.5
4.5
Working Environment 
4.5
4.5
Research Autonomy 
5
5
Career Prospects 
3
3
Salary & Funding 
3.5
3.5

Overall Employee Rating

4.1
4.1

Economist

4.6
4.6
Pros: nice people, nice location, good enviromnment
Cons: cold weather
Work/Life Balance
5
5
Working Environment
5
5
Research Autonomy
5
5
Career Prospects
4
4
Salary & Funding
4
4

Senior researcher

3.6
3.6
Pros: Inspiring atmosphere, cooperative collegium, good research equipment, very good access to publications
Cons: location a bit remote, too little prospects for tenure
Work/Life Balance
4
4
Working Environment
4
4
Research Autonomy
5
5
Career Prospects
2
2
Salary & Funding
3
3
Teaching Quality 
5
5
Campus Facilities 
4.333335
4.3
Financial Support 
4.333335
4.3
Career Support 
5
5
Reputation with Employers 
5
5

Overall Student Rating

4.733335
4.7

Student

5
5
Pros: excellent institution, the team and the quality of education
Cons: no cons I could really think of, I think it was a great decision to study there
Teaching Quality
5
5
Campus Facilities
5
5
Financial Support
5
5
Career Support
5
5
Reputation with Employers:
5
5

MA in Economics

5
5
Pros: great learning facilities and environment, excellent staff
Cons: none
Teaching Quality
5
5
Campus Facilities
5
5
Financial Support
5
5
Career Support
5
5
Reputation with Employers:
5
5

About

The Kiel Institute (IFW Kiel) is an international center for research in global economic affairs, economic policy consulting, economic education and documentation. The Institute engages especially in creating solutions to urgent problems in global economic affairs. On basis of its research, the Institute advises decision takers in policy, business, and society and informs the broader public about important developments in international economic policy. As a portal to research in global economic affairs, the Kiel Institute has established a network of International Research Fellows that supports the worldwide awareness of the Institute's activities and gives additional research impulses in form of scientific advice, joint research, and teaching stays in Kiel. The Institute lays a special focus on economic education and closely cooperates with the world's largest library in economic and social sciences.

Institution Fields Collection: 

Research

Program 1:
The International Economy and International Economic Policy

Program 1 deals with the causes and consequences of a growing integrated world economy. The unifying research theme aims at a better understanding of the changing roles of certain tasks and skills, sectors, and regions in the structure of output and employment of a dynamic world economy. Specific research projects include the interaction of international trade and investment with growth, the impact of globalization on firm and labor market adjustment, the transitions of economic, political, and cultural variables in the process of long-run development, and the agglomeration and knowledge accumulation across regions.

Research Areas:
The Global Division of Labor
Knowledge Creation and Growth

Program 2:
Economic Policies for Sustainable Development

Program 2 focuses on two major aspects of sustainable development, namely global climate and environmental issues and strategies for poverty reduction in developing countries. Since globalization appears to weaken many traditional economic institutions and policy instruments, new policy approaches at both the national and the supra-national level are needed. Specific research projects concentrate on policy fields where the impact of globalization has been particularly strong. Examples include the complex interaction of energy demand, the supply of exhaustible fossil energy and climate goals; the environmental consequences of increasing global trade and investment flows, the role of rural development in reducing poverty, and the allocation and effectiveness of foreign aid.

Research Areas:
The Environment and Natural Resources
Poverty Reduction, Equity and Development

Program 3:
Macroeconomic Activity and Policy

Program 3 studies sources and consequences of macroeconomic fluctuations and instability of the financial sector as well as the repercussions of macroeconomic shocks and dysfunctions of financial markets on the welfare system. Topics of particular interest include the effectiveness of monetary policy with imperfect commodity and labor markets; the identification, measurement, and forecasting of risk and volatility in the financial sector in light of the complex structure of interactions between various types of market participants; and the challenges for reform policies in the welfare society arising from changes in macroeconomic structures, demographic shifts, and a closer global economic integration.

Research Areas:
Monetary Policy under Market Imperfections
Financial Markets and Macroeconomic Activity
Reforming the Welfare Society

Education

The main focus of the education activities of the Kiel Institute is on the Advanced Studies Program in International Economic Policy Research. In addition, the Institute organises an annual Kiel Institute Summer School on Economic Policy on varying topics. The Kiel Institute is also engaged in the education of PhD-students and offers an internship program. Moreover, numerous researchers of the Institute offer lectures and seminars at universities.

Contact

Kiellinie 66
D-24105 Kiel
Germany
Phone: +49 431 8814-1
Fax: +49 431 85853

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