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Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D. (Präsident)
Prof. Dr. Stefan Liebig (Vorstandsmitglied)
Angelica E. Röhr (Geschäftsführerin)

Registration Court: Local Court Berlin-Charlottenburg
Association Register Number: 95 VR 136 NZ
Value Added Tax Identification Number: DE 136622485

Responsible Person (Section 55 Abs. 2 RStV)

Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D.
Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung e.V. (DIW Berlin)
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin

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The body responsible for data protection is the:

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You can reach our data security officer the following ways:

Thorsten Ritter
agentia wirtschaftsdienst
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Phone: +49 30 2196 4390
Fax: +49 30 2196 4393

Please find the complete information on privacy policy at DIW Berlin here.


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