RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

The RWI has been a partner of the YES! – Young Economic Summit since 2018.

Christoph M. Schmidt

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Christoph M. Schmidt

RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research is a leading centre for economic research and evidence-based policy advice in Germany and member of the Leibniz Association.

The economy matters to everybody. At RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research we analyze what happens in the economy, why it happens, and which consequences changes in economic conditions and policies have for the individual and the society as a whole. With its research, the Institute assists policymakers and provides a basis for decision-making. It also assesses political measures.

Furthermore, as a publicly funded research institute, RWI wants to inform about economic issues, in a way that furthers a better understanding of economic processes among the wider public. Hence, RWI’s research approach is multidimensional, ranging from the individual to the global economy in its research divisions “Labor Markets, Education, Population”, “Health Economics”, “Environment and Resources” and “Macroeconomics and Public Finance”. Our Research Data Centre provides researchers with the latest data.

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Topics 2021

All descriptions are in German unless indicated as English

The dark secret of chocolate – How can we support sustainable cocoa cultivation?
by Gunther Bensch und Kathrin Kaestner

Gender structures in times of crisis – How can equality be promoted even in exceptional situations?
von Rebecca Leber und Anna Werbeck

Career planning and birth gap: How can studies, career and family be brought into a better balance?
von Matthias Westphal und Daniel Kamhöfer (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE))

Optimal income distribution in times of technological change – how to design inclusive labor markets (in English)
von Myrielle Gonschor und Philip Schacht

Topics of the past years

Participating researchers of the RWI

Gunther Bensch

Philipp Breidenbach

Fabian Dehos

Simon Decker

Gökay Demir

Roland Döhrn

Lea Eilers

Rebecca Fehn

Myrielle Gonschor

Corinna Hentschker

Lisa Höckel

Marco Horvarth

Philipp Jäger

Kathrin Kaestner

Ingo Kolodziej

Rebecca Leber

Fernanda Martinez Flores

Philip Schacht

Stephan Sommer

Christina Vonnahme

Anna Werbeck

Matthias Westphal