Welcome to WifOR

WifOR is an official spin-out of the Chair of Public Economics and Economic Policy at the Darmstadt University of Technology (Technische Universität Darmstadt). WifOR - the German word Wirtschaftsforschung - means Economic Research on:

  • Health Economics and Healthcare Management
  • Labor market research
  • Value-Added Analysis
  • Civil and Public Security, ICT and Energy Supply

The Social Impact of medical innovations

With the study ‘The Social Impact of medical innovations’ WifOR identifies - using the example of the pharmaceutical Entresto® - social and economic outcomes that result from the life-prolonging effect of the medicine. The impact study shows that there exist important dimensions of medical progress that go beyond the early benefit assessment (as in the AMNOG process). The study was commissioned by Novartis Pharma GmbH.

[ Management Summary for download ]

Workshop „Education, Health and Labor Market Outcomes"

The WifOR-Workshop took place in Darmstadt from October 8.-9. Keynote Lectures were given by Hans-Martin von Gaudecker (Bonn) and Patrick Puhani (Hannover). About 30 interdisciplinary researchers from the fields of education, health and labor economics as well as (economic) sociology and psychology discussed on the interactions of education, health and labor market outcome. Further members of the academic committee were Thomas Rigotti (Mainz), Christiane Gross (Hannover) and Andrea Mühlenweg (WifOR).

[ Workshop Program for download ]

New job offer at WifOR

Further information can be found here.

Recent publications

  • WifOR und BIHK e.V. stellen Zuwanderungsstudie vor.

  • Neue Studie zur volkswirtschaftlichen Bedeutung der pharmazeutischen Industrie: The Economic Footprint of the Pharmaceutical Industry – Download von Studie und Key Findings.

  • Weiterentwicklung des deutschen Gesundheitssatellitenkontos zu einer Gesundheitswirtschaftlichen Gesamtrechnung: Abschlussbericht. 

  • Vom Gesundheitssatellitenkonto zur Gesundheitswirtschaftlichen Gesamtrechnung. Ergebnisse des Forschungsprojekts im Auftrag des BMWi.

WifOR in the media

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