With our local team and global network, we conduct pioneering research in labor economics. Our topics cover all facets of the future of work, currently focusing on the socioeconomic consequences of the global COVID-19 pandemic. In-depth empirical research is 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 debate. 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.
Our in-house research agenda is made up of four overarching topics: (1) Changing World of Work, (2) Workers of the Future, (3) Sustainable Labor Policies, (4) Work and Social Cohesion.
Our local research teams analyze challenges for the future of work related to digitalization, new skill requirements, institutional change, and the impact of innovative labor market policies.
While pursuing our own ambitious research agenda, we also provide in-depth scientific analyses for national and international policy institutions as an independent, nonpartisan entity.
IZA coordinates and supports the world’s largest research network in labor economics, comprising more than 1,600 scholars from over 60 countries. Our extensive network activities are the cornerstone of our success.
We offer a wide range of publications that cater to both an academic and a general audience. See some recent examples:
We organize more than 20 conferences and workshops per year on various aspects of labor economics. Forthcoming events (subject to change pending COVID-19 restrictions) include:
Call for Papers: 16th IZA & 3rd IZA/CREST Conference
Labor Market Policy EvaluationSeptember 30 - October 1, 2021 Online Call for Papers: Deadline July 31, 2021
Call for Applications: IZA/FCDO ONLINE Development Economics Course for Sub-Saharan AfricaSeptember 13 - November 12, 2021 Online Call for Applications: Deadline August 15, 2021
Call for Applications: IZA/FCDO ONLINE Short Course on Research Skills for South AsiaSeptember 14-15, 2021 Online Call for Applications: Deadline August 15, 2021
2nd Joint IZA & Jacobs Center Workshop
Consequences of Covid-19 for Child and Youth DevelopmentSeptember 1-2, 2021 Online
5th IZA/World Bank/NJD/WIDER Jobs and Development Conference
Building Better Jobs for the Post-Covid19 EraSeptember 1-3, 2021 Online
IZA Workshop on Labor Market InstitutionsSeptember 3-4, 2021 Online
4th IZA Workshop on Gender and Family Economics
Women in LeadershipSeptember 17-18, 2021 Online
Economics of Time Use and Mental Health
Stress, Sleep, Fatigue and EmploymentOctober 5-6, 2021 Online
4th IDSC of IZA Workshop: Matching Workers and Jobs Online
New Developments and Opportunities for Social Science and PracticeOctober 8, 2021 Online
5th IZA Junior/Senior SymposiumOctober 15-16, 2021 Online
4th IZA/Higher School of Economics Workshop
Thirty Years after the Fall of the Iron Curtain: The Contribution of Labor Market Adjustment to Transition and Convergence22.-23. Oktober 2021 Online
IZA is a nonprofit research institute and the leading international network in labor economics, comprising more than 1,600 scholars from around the world. This 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 scientific 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.More about IZA
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53113 Bonn, Germany
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Dr. Ulf Rinne
Dr. Olga Nottmeyer
IZA World of Labor
Dr. Nikos Askitas
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