On this page we provide information about research at HWWI. It provides an overview of the latest scientific publications from HWWI researchers. We also report here about our research departments, our event series and selected research projects.
Economic and environmental assessments to support the decision-making process in the offshore wind farm decommissioning projects
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 190, 114080.
Quantifying the Circular Economy in European Regions: a Bridge towards Smart Specialisation?
REGION 10(3), 105-136.
Productivity, Smart Specialisation, and Innovation: Empirical Findings on EU Macro-Regions
REGION 10(1), 1-18.
Our regular events
Economic Policy Forum
The HWWI Economic Policy Forum serves the exchange between science, politics, associations, companies and the interested public. As part of this series of events, scientists give presentations on a current economic policy topic in a generally understandable form. Afterwards there will be an open discussion, which can then be deepened with a reception.
Selected Research Projects
The Northern German Living Lab
The Northern German Living Lab (NRL) aims to demonstrate new paths to climate neutrality: The cross-state collaborative project aims to test the holistic transformation of the energy system and thus demonstrate the path to a rapid defossilization of all consumption sectors. Behind the Northern German Living Lab is a strong energy transition alliance with experienced…
Accelerating the transition towards sustainable heating and cooling based on collective surface water heat pump systems
WaterWarmth is an Interreg North Sea project focusing on the research and promotion of a specific alternative energy source: aquathermal energy (AE). The aim is to enable local energy cooperatives to produce and supply their own heating and cooling systems, thus becoming independent of fossil fuels. Half of the energy consumed in the EU is…
Postbank Wohnatlas 2022
In an annual report, the HWWI compiles the Postbank Wohnatlas, which shows results for the local real estate markets at the level of the 400 German districts and independent cities. The development of regional purchase and rental prices, the ratios of purchase prices to net rents as well as the income burdens caused by regional…