Independent Research Institute with an unobstructed view

In a world of rapid change where the certainties of yesterday are already superseded today, independent analysis is more important than ever before. For this reason, the Flossbach von Storch Research Institute, an independent think-tank dealing with pressing economic issues of our time, was founded in the summer of 2014.

Prof Thomas Mayer, former Chief Economist for Deutsche Bank, is Founding Director and Head of the Institute. The Institute functions as an interface between theory and practice – scientifically based, while remaining relevant in terms of specific courses of action.

There are four major areas of research

  1. Macroeconomics (monetary policy, international trade, public debt and inflation)
  2. Companies (Reporting, management and pension obligations)
  3. Economics, Politics & Philosophy (economic and political conditions and constellations that are relevant for sustainable development on capital markets)
  4. Society & Finance (financial institutions, taking into account their interactions with social processes)

The team does not hesitate to examine ideas it thinks are right, even those that are not in favour because they are unconventional. To be a reliable long-term partner, one has to maintain an unobstructed view of reality in an environment that is undergoing major structural changes.

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