On October 1, 2012 Peter Eppinger joined the IAW as a research associate. He studied Economics in Tübingen, San Francisco (SFSU) and at the LMU Munich. His current research interests are in the field "International Integration and Regional Development".
On August 31, 2012 Dr Kai Daniel Schmid left the IAW and joined the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) at Düsseldorf. He has been an IAW research associate since August 2010.
On April 1st, 2012 Tobias Brändle joined the IAW as a research associate. Before, he worked as a research assistant at Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, Department of Economics, especially Public Economics, with Prof. Dr. Laszlo Goerke. He studied International Economics at Eberhard Karls University and the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. His main research interests are in the field of empirical labour economics and personnel economics.
On February 15, 2012 IAW Scientific Director Prof Dr Claudia M. Buch has been appointed to the Expert Advisory Board (Sachverständigenrat), Germany's most important panel of economics experts. The Council of Economic Experts is an academic body advising German policy makers in questions of economy. It was set up by law in 1963. The Council of Economic Experts consists of five members. They are appointed for period of five years each.
On December 31, 2011 Sabine Dann left the IAW. She has been an IAW research associate since October 2000.
On December 31, 2011 Dr Julia Spies left the IAW and joined the ITC - International Trade Centre UNCTAD-WTO at Geneva. She has been an IAW research associate since February 2008.
On December 31, 2011 Christoph Schröder left the IAW and joined the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) at Mannheim. He has been an IAW research associate since October 2011.
On August 31, 2011 Dr Martin Rosemann left the IAW and joined the Institut für Sozialforschung und Gesellschaftspolitik (ISG) at Berlin. He has been an IAW research associate since January 2002.
On July 6, 2011 Prof Dr Claudia M. Buch, Scientific Director of the IAW and Professor at the University of Tübingen, was appointed as scientific member of the Senate of the German Research Foundation. The Senate is responsible for questions relating to science and research policy. It represents the interests and concerns of scientific and academic research, promotes cooperation and advises governments, parliaments and public authorities by issuing scientifically founded statements. The DFG sets priorities in research by establishing thematic Priority Programmes and Research Units.
Dr Daniela Witczak completed her PhD thesis on "Reforminduzierte Anpassungen des zu versteuernden Einkommens" ("Taxable income response to tax reforms") under the supervision of Prof DrGerhard Wagenhals (University of Hohenheim) and Dr Peter Gottfried in July 2011.