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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 InstituteAbbr.AddressFounding yearManaging Director
Center for Financial Research CFRAlbertus-Magnus-Platz
50923 Köln
2002Prof. Dr. Alexander Kempf
Institute of Energy EconomicsEWIAlte Wagenfabrik, Vogelsanger Straße 321, 50827 Köln1943Prof. Dr. Marc Oliver Bettzüge,
Prof. Dr. Felix Höffler, Prof. Dr. Wolf Ketter

FiFo Institute for Public EconomicsFiFoWörthstr. 26, 50668 Köln1948Prof. Dr. Felix Bierbrauer (Managing Director), Dr. Michael Thöne (Director)
Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training in the Crafts SectorFBHHerbert-Lewin-Straße 2, 50931 Köln1952Prof. Dr. Detlef Buschfeld
Research Institute for LeasingFILUniversitätsstr. 24 (WiSo-Gebäude), 50931 Köln1984Prof. Dr. Thomas Hartmann-Wendels
Institute for Research in RetailingIfHDürener Str. 401 b, 50858 Köln1929Prof. Dr. Werner Reinartz
Institute for Economic PolicyIWPPohligstr. 1
50969 Köln
1950Prof. Dr. Felix Höffler (Managing Director), Dr. Steffen J. Roth (Director)