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: G²LM|LIC & BREAD Conference on Development Economics
December 15-16, 2023 Nairobi, Kenya
IZA/FCDO ONLINE Development Economics Course
January 15 - March 18, 2024 Online

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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