Having gained decades of experience in research for and about liberal professions provides practical benefits for the liberal professions.
Our main operating objective is conducting scientific research about the professional and economic situation as well as the development of liberal professionals and every related issue and question, the observation and analysis of changes in the markets of confidence goods and of new freelance services.
The Institut für Freie Berufe publishes two scientific series about their research as well as thematic information sheets about liberal professions. Our performance potential, especially when dealing with specific questions of a field, is complemented by close collaborations with external experts.
You can find publications and research papers of concluded projects in our online-shop.
Additionally, the IFB maintains the largest thematic reference library for liberal professions in German-speaking countries, which includes grey and association-published literature as well as discipline-specific journals.