|founded in the year
|Poststraße 12, 10178 Berlin
|Virtual Networks A "Virtual Network" is a group of Think Tanks identified by certain semantic and normative (ideological) commonalities (e.g. climate change scepticism). Such a virtual network constitutes a research field that differs from the study of formal networks. Formal networks are real in the sense of officially acknowledged and immediately open to empirical validation. Virtual networks on the other hand display shared ideas. Social network analysis tools can be applied to find out if or to what extent virtual networks are real networks that display linkages (membership in networks, personnel, resources etc.). Unconnected think tanks in turn can be considered special cases in need of explanation independent from network structures (unless we have to assume invisible, hidden or covered ties).
|Output of ECONWATCH 2023
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Books, Peer reviewed pubs., Studies, Articles, Policy papers, Op-eds, Newspaper articles, Blogs, Periodicals, Podcasts (audio), Podcasts (video), Conferences, Seminars/workshops, Lecturers/talks, Briefings, Others, </pbars>
The following coordinate was not recognized: 52.516333;13.406637.The following coordinate was not recognized: 52.516333;13.406637. The institute represents market radical positions especially in the field of economic and financial policies. Its well connected with other think tanks of this vein by members of its boards (Präsidium, Kuratorium).
Organizational Structure and Funding
Poststraße 12, 10178 Berlin
People leading the Think Tank in the day to day business (CEOs, directorates etc.).
- Susanne Cassel, Vice-chairman
- Justus Haucap, President
- Stefan Albert Dürr, Vice president
- Tobias Thomas, Chairman
Members are not actively engaged in the institution, but have some rights (participation in certain events...). Sometimes members have to pay extensive yearly fees.
- Björn Jeske, Treasurer
People supervising the Think Tank (mainly in economic questions).
We used the DGs of the EU to generate a basic list of topics. This list is going to be steadily extended. However we try to preserve a persistent list of topics.
What we call here a semantic field is the idea to categorize think tanks in a two level system. The first levels are so called 'Virtual Networks' and the second are the semantic fields. Accordingly every semantic field entered here has to be attached to a virtual network. If you would like to follow a special phenomenon among think tanks please contact us and we are going to add a new virtual network. Semantic fields are topics that promote a virtual network. Lets take climate change as an example: 'climate change skeptics' is the virtual network and 'adaption instead of mitigation' would be one possible semantic field.
- Promoting neoliberal structural reforms (Austerity Politics): As an answer to the financial crisis, the think tank promotes structural reforms such as lowering social costs, abolishment of minimum wage