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Profile of registrant

ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics

Identification number in the register: 65947576406-40
Registration date: 10/08/11 12:04:50

The information on this organisation was last modified on 01/08/13 14:01:16
The date of the last annual update was 01/08/13 14:01:16

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
Acronym: ZBW
Legal status: foundation under public law
Website address:


Section: IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
and more precisely: Academic institutions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Klaus Tochtermann
Position: Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Anna Maria Koeck
Position: Leiterin der Abteilung Soziale Medien

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 120 Düsternbrooker Weg 
Kiel 24105
Telephone number: (+49) 431 8814 555
Fax number: (+49) 431 8814 520
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The ZBW – German National Library of Economics – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics is the world’s largest specialist library for economics, with more than four million publications in printed or electronic format and subscriptions to 31,970 journals. ZBW collects economics literature and subject-specific information from all over the world as well as books, journals and digital media from management practice.
The German National Library of Economics procures economic literature and subject specific information from all over the world. The ZBW makes them available to users by interlibrary lending and document delivery as well as by local lending and uses them as the basis of its sophisticated online information services. Within this context, the ZBW is among the leading Information Centres for developing and applying latest semantic technologies and Web 2.0 technologies for highly innovative information services. The leading-edge technologies are developed in collaboration with internationally renowned research institutes in information technology from all over the world. The ZBW is also a WTO depositary library and maintains a European Documentation Centre at both locations, in Kiel and Hamburg.
Besides various document delivery and consulting services, the ZBW offers EconBiz as a single-point of access to the world’s for economics literature and information, the database ECONIS with more than five million datasets and the reference service EconDesk which provides brief facts from economics via e-mail, telephone or chat to interested persons. These online services are available to the scientific community, policy makers, decision makers and the public worldwide and without charge at
The ZBW is also an active partner in several national and international projects and cooperations. Among these are the cooperation with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy on the Open Access Journal “Economics” or the international cooperation within the Network of European Economists Online (NEEO).
The German National Library of Economics – Leibniz Centre for Economics was founded in 1919 and has been a member of the Leibniz Association, since 1966.
This foundation under public law is financed by the Federal and State governments and invests more than €2.4 million every year into the acquisition of current economics titles. More than 250 staff are employed at both branches of the library in Kiel and Hamburg.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Development
  • Information Society
  • Research and Technology


Total number of members that are natural persons: 250
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Please find the list of partners here:

* cooperations:
* affiliations:

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 20,737,000
of which public financing: 19,781,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources: 19,781,000
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 956,000
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Sonstige Mittel : 956,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year:
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.