Dr. Andreas Cors is the head of the department Economic Statistics at the statistical office Bremen. At the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) he was responsible for the publication of the quarterly national accounts calculation of the DIW till 2005. Between 2005 and 2007 he worked at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. Dr. Cors is one of the leading experts on national accounts in Germany.
The Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) is a member of the Leibniz Association and one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany. The IWH and Kiel Economics cooperate especially in areas of macroeconomic forecasts and policy analysis. At present these two partners perform as a joint venture for producing the Joint Economic Forecast for the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology till 2016.