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Rheinisch-Westf-lisches Institut f-r Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI Essen) 2005f
Hohenzollernstrasse 1-3 Essen 45128, Germany
tel:49-201 81490 fax:49-201 8149200

Organizational Status: Governmental institute, founded in 1943.

General Description: RWI Essen focuses on economic research, engaging in the observation and analysis of the economy and its development. Its research work is based on the latest theoretical concepts and scientific methods and includes the analysis of the labor market, educational research, migration, and environmental economics. Particular attention is paid to diagnoses and forecasts concerning the German economy and those of leading developed countries as well as to structural changes within the economy, for example, in manufacturing, medium-sized businesses, and the IT sector. Due to the location of the institute, the analysis of the economy of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the energy and steel sectors are also key fields of activity.

Annual Budget: USD 7.8 million (2003)

Staff: 82 (53 research, 29 administrative/support), 3 visiting, 5 intern, 10 student assistant

Executive Officers:
Prof. SCHMIDT, Christoph M. (President)
Prof. BAUER, Thomas K. (Member of the Executive Board)
Prof. KOESTERS, Wim (Member of the Executive Board)

Public Relations:
Mr. SCHMIDT, Joachim (Director and Press Officer)
Ms. WEILER, Sabine (Press Officer)

(As of November, 2004)

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