The Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association was founded in 1992. 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. The IWH is one of the seven economic research institutes of the Leibniz Association in Germany (www.iwh-halle.de). It focuses on research in structural change and productivity, finance, and macroeconomics