Since 1 September 2013, the position of Scientific Director at the IAW is held jointly by Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Kohler and Prof. Dr. Bernhard Boockmann. Wilhelm Kohler was from September 2004 until March 2022 Head of the Chair of International Economics at Eberhard-Karls-University in Tübingen. Prior to this, he was a professor at Johannes Kepler University in Linz and at the University of Essen. His main field of research is foreign trade theory. One of his most important research themes concerns the welfare effects of trade liberalization, e.g. in the case of European integration. His further research topics centre on the consequences of globalization, in particular on the outsourcing of economic activities, and on the economic effects of migration. Professor Kohler has been affiliated with IAW for many years.
Only publications that were produced in the context of his IAW research activities are listed below. A complete list can be found on his personal homepage.