Gerd Ahlert is partner of the Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS) and holds a Master in Economics (Diploma 1994). Gerd is working for the GWS since its foundation in 1996. He is a senior expert in the fields of statistics and economics with focus on National Accounting and Economic Modelling.
Gerd Ahlert has developed a key competence in National Accounts based theme oriented and functional satellite accounts and its practical implementation in several fields (i.a. sport, tourism, health, transportation, environment, and welfare) as well as associated model based macroeconomic impact analysis. Due to his active involvement in international projects on Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA), Sport Satellite Accounts (SSA) and Health Satellite Accounts (HSA) he has a profound international knowledge concerning methodological and practical implementation issues.
Gerd Ahlert has responsibility for all activities related to the construction and application of the multi-sectoral macroeconometric gobal model GINFORS and its application to resource issues (i.a. FP7 project POLFREE) as well as climate change and adaptation issues (i.a. FP7 project CECILIA and ToPDAd).
In 2022 Gerd Ahlert has been appointed to the expert commission on the development of harmonized sport statistics in the EU.
National and satellite accounting
Economic modelling, Input-Output analysis, impact analysis
Resource economics, tourism economics, sport cconomics
Sustainable development, indicators and welfare
Climate change and adaptation
Projects of Gerd Ahlert
Publications of Gerd Ahlert
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Our figure of the month 06/2023: Expenditures for energy and food place a particularly heavy burden on lower incomes
The inflation rate in Germany remains at a high level even after more than a year of war in Ukraine. Although the consumer price index has now weakened for the second month in a row, it…
Our figure of the month 03/2023: Number of people in need of care in Germany doubles to 5 million within ten years
The latest care statistics show that there will be around 4.96 million people in need of care in Germany in 2021, a huge increase on previous years. All persons who receive benefits from…
New videos on the CRED project: How can climate risks and climate adaptation be integrated into macroeconomic modelling?
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has published two informative videos about the CRED project. In addition to insights into the management of climate risks…