In addition to its headquarters in Cologne, the IW maintains offices in important cities.
In 2009, the German Economic Institute (IW) moved from the outskirts to the centre of Cologne. The new location at Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 21 is in the St Cunibert district in the immediate vicinity of the cathedral.
The office of the German Economic Institute (IW) in Berlin secures the institute's links to the control centres of federal policy.
Since mid-2015, the Brussels office of the German Economic Institute (IW) has given it a permanent presence from which to present its ideas and arguments at a European level.