Mark Fallak studied North American Studies, Political Science, and Economics at the University of Bonn. In 1996/97, he worked for a global strategy and communications consulting firm in Washington, D.C., while studying International Business and Trade at American University. In September 2000, he graduated from the University of Amsterdam with a Master's degree in American Studies. His thesis on "European Monetary Union from an American Perspective" was nominated for the Theodore Roosevelt American History Award.
Mark joined IZA in October 2000. He is responsible for external and internal communications including web content management, online publications, newsletters and other matters of public relations.