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Kiel Economics Research & Forecasting GmbH & CO. KG
Fraunhoferstr. 13
24118 Kiel


Telephon: +49 (431) 530 – 3496


Entry in companies’ register.
Register law court: Amtsgericht Kiel
Registration number: HRA 6670 KI

Value Added Tax Identification Number

Value Added Tax Identification Number according to article §27 a in the Value Added Tax Act:
DE 266 372 221

Unlimited partner

Kiel Economics Verwaltungs GmbH, located in Kiel
Register law court: Amtsgericht Kiel
Registration number: HRB 10900 KI

Managing director

Dr. Carsten-Patrick Meier


Design: Till Oyen & Tobias May

Programming: Tobias May

Webmaster: Finn Dumoulin

Exclusion of liability

Limit of Liability

All contents of our sites have been produced with utmost accuracy. We make no warran-ties concerning the correctness, completeness, and topicality of the contents though. As the providers of this website, we are liable for all contents according to §7 Abs. 1 TMG. According to §§8 till 10 TMG we as the providers are at the same time not liable for super-vising transmitted or saved third-party information or searching for circumstances that indicate an unlawful activity. Obligations to remove or block the utilisation of such contents remain untouched according to common laws. A liability is only possible since the recognition of a specific violation of law. Contents which contain validated violations of law will be removed immediately.

Liability for links

Our website contains links to external websites of third parties which contents are beyond our influence. Consequently we are not responsible for contents of other websites. Only the providers of these websites are liable for the contents. All linked websites were exam-ined before linking. At that moment, unlawful contents could not be found.
A continual supervision of all linked websites without definite indications of a violation of law cannot be expected. Links which contain a validated violation of law will be removed immediately after noticing or receiving a hint.


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Every data transfer via internet (e.g. e-mail) involves a potential security risk. A complete protection of data against third party access is impossible. The obligatory publishing of our contact data at the legal notice does not allow third parties to send unrequested promotional and/or informational material.

We hereby clearly deny any sending of unrequested promotional material. We reserve our right to take legal sanctions for sending unrequested promotional material (e.g. spam).

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Please consult our data protection declaration on our German website for details


Do you have any questions?
Contact us!

Dr. Carsten-Patrick Meier
Fon +49 (431) 530-3496

Prognostiker des Jahres 2007 und 2009.
For the second time employees of Kiel Economics are among the "Prognostiker des Jahres" (forecasters of the year) according to the Financial Times Deutschland.

Prognostiker des Jahres

Zusammen mit den Kollegen vom Kieler Institut für Weltwirtschaft (IfW) kamen Mitarbeiter von Kiel Economics bei der Ermittlung des „Prognostikers des Jahres 2009“ auf den zweiten Platz, laut Auswertung der Financial Times Deutschland.

Das Kiel Economics/IfW-Team schätzte im Dezember 2008 die Stärke des Abschwungs im Jahr 2009 im Vergleich zu anderen deutschen Konjunkturprognostikern deutlich stärker ein und lag damit vorn. Im Jahr 2007 waren die Mitarbeiter von Kiel Economics zusammen mit dem IfW sogar auf den ersten Platz des Prognostiker-Rankings. Damals sagten sie Ende 2006 die Stärke des Aufschwungs im Jahr 2007 am treffsichersten voraus.