IWH at a Glance

The Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association was founded on January 1, 1992. It is a member of the Leibniz Association. It receives its institutional budget from the federal government and the German federal states in equal parts, respectively.

In terms of its legal status, the IWH is a registered association. In accordance with its statutes, the institute pursues aims directly and exclusively related to the public interest, especially research interests. Within this framework, the IWH carries out both institutionally financed tasks as well as research for third parties.

The work of the IWH is accompanied and evaluated by a Scientific Advisory Board.

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Facts and Figures

Date 31.12.2019 (31.12.2018)



Legal Form

registered association

Number of Employees

95 (94)


62 (61)


Professor Reint E. Gropp, PhD

Vice President

Professor Dr Oliver Holtemöller

Vice President

Professor Michael Koetter, PhD

Head of Administration

Dr Tankred Schuhmann

Total Budget

EUR 8.33 Million (7.17 Million)

Institutional Funds

EUR 6.37 Million (6.13 Million)

Third-party Funds

EUR 1.96 Million (1.04 Million)


Federal Government

25% (47%)

Federal States

4% (5%)

Leibniz Association

12% (21%)


9% (9%)


40% (10%)

Private Sector

9% (5%)


1% (2%)


0% (1%)

Articles of Association

The present version of the IWH statute came into effect in October 2020.

download Articles of Association (PDF, 1 MB)

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