Organization

Facts about the Institute

The Kiel Institute is an independent foundation under public law of the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein.

As such it is basically funded by the German Federal Government and the state of Schleswig-Holstein.

The Board of Governors advises and decides on financial and fundamental matters concerning the Kiel Institute. Head of the Board is the acting State Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Science and Cultural Affairs of Schleswig Holstein.

Additionally, the Scientific Advisory Council counsels and supports the Institute and especially the Presidential Department.

For more info about the Institute´s structure please refer to the organizational chart.

The Kiel Institute is a member of the Leibniz Association.

Official documents (in German)

President

Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr is President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. He concurrently holds a chair in Economics at Kiel University. His research and advisory activities focus on questions of economic global governance, European economic integration, and German economic policy.

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Contact President

Personal Assistant (lecture requests):
Agnes Tischler-Lechthaler, +49 431 8814-472
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Office (appointment requests):
Janin Berntien, +49 431 8814-236
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Grants
Sandra Martini, +49 431 8814-265
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Media
Guido Warlimont, +49 431 8814-629
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Relations Coordinator Economic Politics
Dr. Jürgen Stehn, +49 431 8814-331
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Director

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Birgit Austen-Bosy is administrative director at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. She is responsible for the budget and administrative matters and heads the service units.

Contact Director

Office:
Gunda Böhm, +49 431 8814-204
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In-house lawyer:
Angelika Eisenträger, +49 (431) 8814-578
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Controlling:
Oxana Rolsing, +49 (431) 8814-580
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Media:
Communications, +49 431 8814-774
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The Kiel Institute for the World Economy is a legally responsible foundation under public law of the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. The Board of Governors advises and decides on financial and fundamental matters concerning the Kiel Institute. It supervises the legality und and economic efficiency of its executive management. Every two years, the Board of Governors reports to the supervising authority, the Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Science and Equality of Schleswig-Holstein, on the activities of the foundation and its institutions. Members of the Board of Governors exercise their office in an honorary capacity.

The Board of Governors has currently the following members:

Voting members

  1. Dr. Oliver Grundei, State Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Cultural Affairs of Schleswig Holstein (head of Board of Governors)
  2. Sönke Steffen, Ministry for Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Technology of Schleswig-Holstein
  3. Dr. Stefan Profit, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  4. Dr. Holger Fabig, Federal Ministry of Finance
  5. Prof. Dr. med. Simone Fulda, President of the CAU
  6. Prof. Dr. Kai Carstensen, Institute for Economics at the Christian-Albrechts-University (CAU), Kiel, and Decan of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, CAU
  7. Dr. Wolfgang Rohe, Director Stiftung Mercator GmbH, representing private foundations

Advisory members

  1. Prof. Dr. Klaus Tochtermann, Director of the Foundation „Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften – Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft (ZBW)“
  2. Prof. Philipp Schröder, head of the IfW Scientific Advisory Council
  3. Dr. Klaus-Jürgen Gern, head of the IfW Employee Council
  4. Kathrin Kupke, member of the IfW Employee Council
  5. Sylvia Künne, IfW Ombudsperson for Equal Treatment
  6. Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr, Ph.D., IfW President
  7. Birgit Austen-Bosy, IfW Adiministrative Director

The Scientific Advisory Council provides advice in scientific and economic issues to the Board of Governors and the Presidential Department.

Members

  • Prof. Philipp Schröder, PhD (Aarhus University), President
  • Prof. Laura Alfaro, PhD (Harvard Business School)
  • Prof. Paola Conconi, PhD (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
  • Prof. Meredith Crowley, PhD (University of Cambridge)
  • Prof. Dr. Hartmut Egger (University of Bayreuth)
  • Prof. Dr. Krisztina Kis-Katos (University of Göttingen)
  • Prof. Dr. Kai Konrad ( Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Munich)
  • Prof. Dr. Till Requate (Kiel University)
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Sutter (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn)
  • Prof. Isabelle Méjean, PhD (École Polytechnique Paris)
  • Prof. Farid Toubal, PhD (Université Paris-Dauphine – PSL)

Business Cycles and Growth
Prof. Dr. Stefan Kooths

Global Commons and Climate Policy
Dr. Wilfried Rickels

Global Cooperation and Social Cohesion
Prof. Dr. Dr. Ulrich Schmidt

Innovation and International Competition
Prof. Dr. Dirk Dohse

International Development
Prof. Dr. Tobias Heidland

International Finance and Macroeconomics
Prof. Dr. Christoph Trebesch

International Trade and Investment
Prof. Holger Görg, Ph.D.

Presidential Task Force
Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr, Ph.D.

Kiel Institute Africa Initiative
Prof. Dr. Rainer Thiele

Kiel Institute China Initiative
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fuchs

Kiel Centre for Globalization
Prof. Holger Görg, Ph.D.

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The Employee Council also acts as Ombudsman for the Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz (General Law on Equal Treatment). 

Ombuds person for disabled persons:
Sabine Baethe,
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  • Sylvia Künne (Chair)
  • Dr. Birgit Wolfrath (Deputy Chair)

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Communications
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Scientific Coordination & Outreach
Prof. Dr. Sonja Peterson, +49 431 8814-406
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Research Grants
Michael Doberschütz, +49 431 8814-675
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IT
Stefan Rieber, +49 431 8814-554
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Human Resources
Sabine Melchert, +49 431 8814-267
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Financial Management
Michael Doberschütz, +49 431 8814-675
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Facility Management & Procurement
Guido Bartsch, +49 431 8814-504
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Central Services
Korinna Werner-Schwarz, +49 431 8814-226
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