At the cutting edge of labor market research

IZA researchers at our headquarters in Bonn and Berlin conduct pioneering research in labor economics. In-depth empirical research constitutes the foundation of our independent advice provided to policymakers, business, and society. A key objective of our work is to transfer new knowledge from academic science into the public discourse.

We coordinate and support the world’s largest network in labor economics. Our extensive network activities stimulate our local research agenda and contribute to our success. Drawing on the synergies between our in-house research teams and our international network of scholars, IZA has created a unique platform for scientific exchange at the cutting edge of labor market research.


We offer a wide range of publications that cater to both an academic and a general audience.


Our ambitious event agenda consists of annual conferences, focused workshops, and weekly seminars. Forthcoming events include:

Call for Papers: 6th IDSC of IZA Workshop: Matching Workers and Jobs Online
New Developments and Opportunities for Social Science and Practice
September 18-19, 2022 Online Call for Papers: Deadline May 31, 2023
Call for Papers: 18th IZA & 5th IZA/CREST Conference
Labor Market Policy Evaluation
October 19-20, 2023 Paris Call for Papers: Deadline June 15, 2023
Call for Papers: IZA/ECONtribute Workshop on the Economics of Education
October 19-20, 202 Bonn Call for Papers: Deadline June 20, 2023
24th IZA Summer School in Labor Economics
June 29 - July 04, 2023 Berlin
25th Anniversary IZA Conference in Labor Economics
Juli 05-06, 2023 Berlin
Call for Papers: Labor Markets and Innovation during Times of War and Reconstruction
IZA Conference
October 27-28, 2023 Online Call for Papers: Deadline July 15, 2023
Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the Economy
September 15-16, 2023 Berlin

People at IZA

About IZA

IZA is a nonprofit research institute and the leading international network in labor economics, comprising around 2,000 scholars from over 60 countries. The unique combination of in-house research capacity and global network activities enables us to draw on cutting-edge expertise in conducting research projects and providing evidence-based policy advice. We provide platforms for knowledge exchange and make relevant research findings accessible for policy practitioners and the general public. Established in 1998, IZA is supported by the Deutsche Post Foundation and affiliated with the University of Bonn.

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Forschungsinstitut zur
Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA)

Schaumburg-Lippe-Straße 5–9
53113 Bonn, Germany