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Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA) 2005f
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21 Hamburg 20347, Germany
tel:49-40 42834355 fax:49-40 42834451

This institute was dissolved on December 31, 2006.

Organizational Status: Public foundation, founded in 1908.

General Description: HWWA aims to (1) provide informational, advisory, and other services based on its extensive collection of materials and on in-house research; (2) produce substantive research results and documentation on current international and European economic issues; (3) provide for the rapid dissemination of new economic ideas and findings concerning economic policy practice through its wide range of publications, information services, conferences, workshops, and so on; (4) develop databases on issues relevant to economic policy; (5) provide relevant information and advice pertaining to economics and the social sciences in a user-friendly form for the scientific community, practicing economists, and policymakers; (6) support academic education in the field of empirical economic research; and (7) provide for the training of library, archive, and documentation assistants. HWWA identifies, evaluates, selects, and makes available information on the world economy; concentrates on the documentation, description, explanation, and forecasting of economic changes in Europe and in the world economy; investigates the internationalization of economic activities (globalization); analyzes the institutional requirements of an international economic order (multilateralization); and attempts to define an economically efficient division of labor between global, national, regional, and local institutions (regionalization).

Annual Budget: EUR 10.3 million (2003)

Staff: 143 (40 research, 103 administrative/support), 161 visiting

Executive Officers:
Prof. STRAUBHAAR, Thomas (President)
Dr. MAYER, Otto G. (Vice President)
Ms. KNOBLOCH, Angelika (Head of Administration)
Mr. STRIEFLER, Hubert-Guenter (Head of Information Management)

Public Relations:
Dr. MAYER, Otto G. (Vice President and PR Director)

(As of November, 2004)

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