Board of Trustees (Status 2016)

According to §11 of the constitution of the Lower Saxony Institute for Economic Research, the general meeting appoints a board of trustees under the chairmanship of the Lower Saxony Minister of Economics, Labour and Transport, with one half made up of representatives of science and the other half by representatives of the public life. The board of trustees advises the institute on questions of science and economic politics and beyond that makes suggestions concerning the work of the institute. Furthermore it assists the NIW in public.


Olaf Lies
Lower Saxony Minister for Economics, Labour and Transport

Members nominated by institutions:

Dr. Gunter Dunkel
Chair of the Board of Directors, Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale, Hannover

Jans Paul Ernsting
Chief Executive Director, Handwerkskammer Hannover

Prof. em. Dr. Knut Gerlach
Leibniz Universität Hannover

Prof. em. Dr. Lothar Hübl
Leibniz Universität Hannover

Bernd Lange (Deputy: Patrick Schreiner)
Member of the Executive Committee of the German Confederation of Trade Unions in Lower Saxony, Bremen and Saxony-Anhalt

Dr. Georg Licht
Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW Mannheim)

Dr. Volker Müller (Deputy: Christoph Meinecke)
Chief Executive Director, Unternehmerverbände Niedersachsen, Hannover

Dr. Susanne Schmitt
Chief Executive Director, Niedersächsischer Industrie- und Handelskammertag, Hannover

Prof. Dr. Patrick Puhani
Institute of Labour Economics, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Prof. Dr. Axel Haunschild
Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Dr. Volker Schmidt
Chief Executive Director, NiedersachsenMetall; Vice Chairman, Foundation Lower Saxony Economic Research

Dr. Horst Schrage
Chief Executive Officer, IHK Hannover

Stephan Freiherr von Stenglin
President of the Regional Office in Bremen, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt of the Deutsche Bundesbank

Honorary Curator:

Dr. h.c. Manfred Bodin
Former Chair of the Board of Directors, Norddeutsche Landesbank, Hannover