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Affiliated Institutions

The WiSo Faculty collaborates closely with numerous independent institutes dedicated to specific research areas, thus supplementing and supporting the University’s own work in these fields.


Name of Institute Abbr. Address Founding year Managing Director
Center for Financial Research CFR Albertus-Magnus-Platz
50923 Köln
2002 Prof. Dr. Alexander Kempf
Institute of Energy Economics EWI Alte Wagenfabrik, Vogelsanger Straße 321, 50827 Köln 1943 Prof. Dr. Marc Oliver Bettzüge,
Prof. Dr. Wolf Ketter
FiFo Institute for Public Economics FiFo Wörthstr. 26, 50668 Köln 1948 Prof. Dr. Felix Bierbrauer (Managing Director), Dr. Michael Thöne (Director)
Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training in the Crafts Sector FBH Herbert-Lewin-Straße 2, 50931 Köln 1952 Prof. Dr. Detlef Buschfeld
Research Institute for Leasing FIL Universitätsstr. 24 (WiSo-Gebäude), 50931 Köln 1984 Prof. Dr. Thomas Hartmann-Wendels
Institute for Economic Policy IWP Pohligstr. 1
50969 Köln
1950 Prof. Michael Krause, Ph.D. (Managing Director); Dr. Steffen J. Roth (Director)