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Prof. Dr. Stefan Kooths
Head of the Forecasting Center
Phone +49 431 8814-579
Phone +49 30 2067 9664
Fax +49 30 2067 9665
Forecasting Center
Office Berlin
Current research topics

Business cylce analysis based on national accounting frameworks

International macroeconomics

Monetary policy and monetary systems

Market workability diagnostics

Computational economics


German business cycle analysis (diagnosis, forecasting and stabilization policy)

German logistics industry

Macroeconomic modelling

Artificial intelligence (soft computing, decision support systems)

Short biography

1988-1993 Studies in Economics, University of Muenster; Scholar of the German National Academic Foundation

1992 German-Austrian Academic Software Award for MAKROMAT

1993 Master of Science in Economics

1993-1998 Research Associate, Institute for Industrial Economics (Chair: Professor Gustav Dieckheuer) at the University of Muenster (focus on macroeconomics and international economics)

1995-1997 PhD-Scholar of the German National Academic Foundation

1998 PhD in Economics (Dr. rer. pol.): Expectation rules and business cycle dynamics - macro models with neuro-fuzzy systems for expecation formation

1998-2004 Assistant professor, University of Muenster

1998-2000 Head of the Competence Center "Multimedia for Economics" in Northrhine-Westfalia

2001-2002 Part-time lecturer, University of Applied Sciences, Muenster

2001-2005 Part-time lecturer, Business and Information Technology School (BiTS), Iserlohn

2002 Visiting lecturer, Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)

2004 Visiting researcher, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

2002-2005 Managing Director, Muenster Institute for Computational Economics (MICE)

2005-2010 Research Manager, German Institute for Economic Researach (DIW Berlin), Department of Macro Analysis and Forecasting

since 2010 Researcher, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Forecasting Center and Office Berlin

since Nov. 2014 Head of the Forecasting Center