Academic research and the provision of high-level, unbiased policy advice on legal and economic questions in its fields of expertise are deeply ingrained in the culture of the IMFS. The Insitute's faculty provides advice based on its research to both government entities and the general public.
Volker Wieland is a member of the German Council of Economic Experts and the Scientific Council of the Federal Ministry of Finance as well as a member of the Kronberger Kreis, that is the Scientific Council of the Market Economy Foundation, which provides numerous studies and arguments for market-oriented solutions to crucial issues in German and European economic policy. As renowned scholar in monetary policy and organizer of the conference series ECB and Its Watchers, Volker Wieland is a sought-after expert for the national and international media.
Helmut Siekmann has been counsel for a vast number of government bodies, a representative in constitutional court cases and an expert witness in numerous parliament hearings.