European Institute for International Economic Relations e.V.


The European Institute for International Economic Relations at the University of Wuppertal (EIIW) has expertise in international comparative studies with theoretical and empirical foundation or economic policy orientation. It was founded in 1995 in Potsdam: An Institute at the University of Potsdam. It was then relocated, while still having activities in Potsdam, in July 2003 to Wuppertal, where it resides as an institute of the University of Wuppertal.

The EIIW has headed more than a decade of international projects and studies on issues of EU enlargement, globalization, the digital economy and the dynamics of growth and structural policies and implemented. The EIIW is an independent and private affiliated institute. It is an intellectual hub between economics, business practices and economic policies, and provide a forum for critical analysis and source of economic and policy-relevant research findings. Scientists from many countries have already researched in the EIIW and have presented analytical results. The Institute has a global network of researchers and political contacts and is supported by an international advisory board. At the same time, it is also always endeavors to maintain the discourse with interested citizens. EIIW specializes in EU affairs, digital economy, factor markets and international economics and growth and employment analysis.


Europäisches Institut für Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen e.V.

EIIW at the Bergischen Universität Wuppertal

Prof. Dr. Paul J.J. Welfens


Campus Freudenberg

Rainer-Gruenter-Str. 21



Tel: +49 - (0)202 - 439 - 1371

Fax: +49 - (0)202 - 439 - 1377


Homepage: EIIW Website (ENG!)

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