The Executive Board is in charge of overall management at DIW Berlin and is comprised of the president, managing director, and another scientific Executive Board member. The Executive Board represents the institute externally, is responsible for the institute’s scholarly and scientific affairs, and assumes commercial, legal, and administrative responsibility. One Executive Board member is appointed from the SOEP executive management and ensures close cooperation between the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) and DIW Berlin’s departments.
DIW Berlin’s Board of Trustees is comprised of individuals working in the fields of science, economics, politics, and public administration. The Board of Trustees advises and supervises the Executive Board. Its tasks include appointing and releasing Executive Board members and appointing the heads of the research departments, the members of the Scientific Advisory Board, and the SOEP Survey Committee.
The Members’ Assembly is DIW Berlin’s highest decision-making body. Through their activities both internally and externally, the members support the institute’s goals. The Federal Government of Germany and the State of Berlin are permanent association members. They support the institute’s activities pursuant to Article 91b of the Basic Law and under the provisions in the Agreement on the Establishment of a Joint Science Conference (Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz, GWK). Within this framework, DIW Berlin receives funding from the Federal State of Berlin and the Federal Government.
Federal Republic of Germany
Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt a. M.
Deutsche Post AG, Bonn
Deutsche Telekom AG, Bonn
Government of Berlin
Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg
represented by Behörde für Wirtschaft, Verkehr und Innovation
represented by the Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft und Medien, Energie und Technologie, München
represented by the Ministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie, Potsdam
represented by the Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Energie, Industrie, Mittelstand und Handwerk, Düsseldorf
Society of Friends of DIW Berlin (VdF)
Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund, Bundesvorstand, Berlin
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands, Parteivorstand Berlin
The Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of 12 internationally recognized active scholars who advise the institute. The board also assesses the institute’s research and reports to the Board of Trustees on the work conducted. The Scientific Advisory Board participates in making selective appointments or in similar procedures.
The SOEP Survey Committee provides advice to the Socio-Economic Panel’s (SOEP) executive management and advises on the SOEP survey and SOEP services. The SOEP Survey Committee is comprised of up to nine scholars appointed by DIW Berlin’s Board of Trustees.
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