Joint Economic Forecast

The Joint Economic Forecast (Gemeinschaftsdiagnose) aims at analyzing and forecasting the development of the world economy and of the German economy, and to give policy recommendations. The report contains a detailed forecast for the current and for the next year, which is also the basis of a medium term projection for the next five years. Furthermore, each report includes a special study on an issue relevant for ongoing discussions. The Joint Economic Forecast is published twice a year in spring and in autumn. It serves as an input into the projections of the German government.

For the Joint Economic forecast, the Institute for Advanced Studies is the partner of the RWI - Leibniz-Institute for Economic Research.

Currently the Joint Economic Forecast is prepared by:

  • RWI - Leibniz-Institute for Economic Research in cooperation with Institut für Höhere Studien – Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS)
  • Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  • Ifo Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich in cooperation with KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich
  • Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association



Energy crisis: inflation, recession, welfare loss

Joint Economic Forecast Fall 2022

Economy Cools Further - Industry in Recession

Joint Economic Forecast Fall 2019

Upturn Loses Momentum

Joint Economic Forecast
Autumn 2018

German Economy Booming – But Air is Getting Thinner

Joint Economic Forecast
Spring 2018

Upturn Remains Robust - Amid Mounting Tensions

Joint Economic Forecast
Autumn 2017


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Klaus Weyerstrass

Sprecher für internationale Konjunktur und Außenwirtschaft
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