The Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS) is a private, independent economic research and business and policy consultancy organisation. Its goal is to provide objective, impartial, factual consultancy to aid social transformation and development processes.
GWS’ strengths are in documentation and analysis of these processes, with the aim of producing policy recommendations for political, business and social decision-makers. Our core activity is the development and application of data systems and empirical economic models which transparently model economic interdependencies at a range of scales.
The GWS product portfolio ranges from models for end clients to data systems to model-based analysis, results from which are included in client and public reports, short studies, academic publications and presentations. We place great emphasis on ensuring that results are up-to-date, consistent and comprehensive and thus offer clients a comprehensible and operationalisable decision-making aid.
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Our figure of the month 05/2022: Strong increase in timber prices due to rising global demand, supply bottlenecks and trade embargoes
Forestry and sawmills benefit
After both raw wood prices and industrial producer prices for wood in Germany stagnated for years or declined from mid-2018 to the end of 2020, they have since…
New Paper published on macroeconomic impacts of climate change on the Blue Economy sectors of southern European islands
This paper presents a model-based assessment of the macroeconomic impacts of climate change on the Blue Economy of Southern European islands for different climate scenarios until the end of…
Our figure of the month 02/2022: The bicycle boom is catching on with commuters – 10% have taken up cycling or e-bikes since the pandemic
Shares of cars and public transport declining
In Germany, millions of working people commute between home and work every day. Despite the past two Covid years, the trend toward commuting is…