Kiel Economics is a spin-off from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and was established in August 2009. The managing director of Kiel Economics, Dr. Carsten-Patrick Meier, previously worked at the Forecasting Center of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, where Dr. Meier served as head of the research group on the German economy and later as head of a research area on macroeconomic stresstesting. Kiel Economics cooperates with academics from several economic research institutes and universities in Germany. For our contribution to the Joint Economic Forecast of the leading German economic research institutes which is published every spring and autumn we cooperate with the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH).
Kiel Economics, based in Kiel at the Baltic Sea, distributes its products throughout Europe. The business premises of Kiel Economics are centrally located at the modern Science Center near Kiel University and within walking distance of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. The economists of Kiel Economics benefit from an interchange with an international scientific community and successful collaborations. The spatial proximity to the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics provides immediate access to this renowned library with its exceptionally diverse collection of economic literature and further sources.
Kiel Economics is the first addressee for public and private clients who demand information and tools for analyses and forecasts about the macroeconomic environment in Germany and the Euro area. Our extensive expertise ranges between macroeconomic-oriented research and practical forecasts and includes policy consulting as well as innovative services and software solutions which are based on profound economic findings. A steadily growing network of contacts with scientists, corporations, and public institutions and the scientific curiosity that excites us to continually update and expand our knowledge are the essentials and the surety that we will meet this aspiration now and in the future.
Clients of Kiel Economics are financial institutions and industry. Our clients share the need for a thorough understanding of the macroeconomic development in Germany, Europe, and the world as a basis for their decisions on microeconomic actions, markets, areas of business, and tasks. The more these decisions are influenced by the macroeconomic situation the more do our clients profit from our outstanding expertise.
Our areas of competence cover the analyses of macroeconomic interdependencies as well as quantitative modelling and forecasting. Our thorough knowledge and years of practical experience are the key factors to profound forecasts. We apply innovative theoretical and empirical methods, just released datasets, and the latest technology for analysing, forecasting, and modelling economic phenomena. The analyses, forecasts, and modelling provided by Kiel Economics are based not only on recent findings from the field of economics, especially macroeconomics and econometrics – they integrate a multidisciplinary knowledge of financial economics and behavioural finance, organisational science, psychology, and business administration when useful.