Organization and Address

Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Kiellinie 66
24105 Kiel, Germany
Phone: ++49 431 8814 – 1
Telefax: ++49 431 8814 – 500

Value Added Tax Identification Number: DE 251899169
The Kiel Institute for the World Economy is a foundation under public law of the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Authorised Representative:
President: Prof. Dennis Snower, Ph.D., Phone: ++49 431 8814-235
Acting Scientific Director: Dr. Sonja Peterson, Phone: ++49 431 8814-203

Responsible Supervisory Authority:
Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Science and Equality of Land Schleswig-Holstein
Brunswiker Straße 16-22, 24105 Kiel, Germany

Responsible Persons:

Administrative Editor
Korinna Werner-Schwarz
Phone: ++49 431 8814-226

Technical Administration and IT Services
German National Library of Economics (ZBW)
c/o Nils Witt
Phone: +49 431 8814-223

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ISSN: 1864-6042 (Journal Articles)

           1867-8009  (Economics Discussion Papers)