Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association
The Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association was founded in 1992. It is a member of the Leibniz Association and belongs to section B “Economics, Social Sciences and Spatial Research”.
IWH’s tasks are economic research and science-based advising of economic policy. IWH conducts evidence-based research by combining theoretical and empirical methods. In the focus of its research IWH investigates processes of economic convergence, the role of the financial system regarding the (re-)allocation of production factors as well as the facilitation of productivity and innovation.
IWH research topics are structured in four research clusters:
– Macroeconomic Dynamics and Stability: What are the causes and consequences of macroeconomic fluctuations and instabilities, how can these be empirically identified?
– Institutions and Social Norms: How do different institutional settings and their changes influence resource (re-)allocation, in particular of human and real capital?
– Productivity and Innovation: What are the consequences of resource misallocation at the firm level? What are the adjustment costs of firm exit on workers?
– Financial Stability and Regulation: What are the effects of financial crises on the real economy? How does the structure and regulation of the financial system affect the allocation of resources within economies and internationally?
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