Ingo Isphording obtained his Ph.D from Ruhr University Bochum in May 2013. His main research interests are labor and education economics, with special emphasis on the formation and impact of individual skills in the labor market and the classroom.

Ingo studied economics and social psychology at Ruhr University Bochum in Germany. After completing his undergraduates and undertaking an Erasmus exchange at the NHH in Bergen, Norway, he obtained a master degree in economics at the University of Duisburg/Essen.

He joined the IZA network as a Research Affiliate in April 2013 and became an IZA Research Associate in September 2013. In September 2016 he became Senior Research Associate.

He is Deputy Program Director of IZA's research area "Education".



IZA Discussion Paper No. 9478
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2018, 53(2), 356-381
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9121
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2017, 35(3), 787-828
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8846
forthcoming in: Health Economics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8572
published in: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition), 2015, Pages 260-265
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8090
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2014, 105, 30–50.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7360
shortened version published in: Economics Letters, 2014, 123 (2) 236–239