The ROCKWOOL Foundation Berlin Institute for the Economy and the Future of Work (RFBerlin) conducts independent research into significant challenges to the economy, society and the welfare state in a global world.
RFBerlin focuses on applied and data driven research, and produces work that is impartial, based on objective scientific principles and adheres to the highest standards of academic excellence. The Institute is funded by the ROCKWOOL Foundation. The ROCKWOOL Foundation is a self-funding and impartial charitable foundation established in 1981. From the outset, the Foundation's stated aim has been to support independent and credible research for the benefit of the general public. RFBerlin is closely linked to a broad international knowledge network and works closely with its partner in Copenhagen. The goal of the research conducted at RFBerlin is to inform and raise the level of public debate, and to provide the best possible basis for political decision making.
RFBerlin brings together top scholars from Germany, Europe and around the world to conduct research at the frontiers of economics and social science. RFBerlin provides first class in-house research capacity and support structures. Its expertise pool supports policy decision making by providing evidence based information to academics, specialised users, policy makers, the media and the wider public.