For further questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to get in touch:

Prof. Dr. Pia S. Schober
Department of Sociology

University of Tübingen
Wilhelmstr. 36
72074 Tübingen
+49 (0)7071 2973462


Prof. Dr. C. Katharina Spieß
Department of Education and Family 
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Mohrenstrasse 58
10117 Berlin
+49 (0)30 89789 254

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Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D., President
Prof. Dr. Alexander S. Kritikos, Executive Board Member
Dr. Denise Rüttinger, Managing Director

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Local Court Berlin-Charlottenburg


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Responsible Person (Section 55 Abs. 2 RStV)

C. Katharina Spieß

Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung e.V. (DIW Berlin)
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin


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10117 Berlin

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