Ifo Institute for Economic Research This institute is one of the largest think tanks in Germany. "The Ifo
Institute is a service-based research organization with a three-fold
orientation: to conduct economic research, to offer advice to economic
policy-makers and to provide services for the research and business
communities." "Ifo Business Climate Index" (on the business climate in
Germany is perhaps their best known "product." Other "products"
include "Ifo Viewpoint" (written on various topical issues) and "Ifo
Digest" (a quarterly publication). One of their largest project is the
"Database for European Institutional Comparisons (DICE)." Some of
their data is available for sale; details are located here.
Most research is in the following fields:
transition economics (special focus on eastern Germany)