Alfonso Sousa-Poza holds a Professorship in Economics at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart (Germany), and is a Director of the Institute for Health Care & Public Management. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Economics at the Xi'an Jiaotong University’s School of Economics and Finance. Alfonso Sousa-Poza is the coordinating editor of the Journal of the Economics of Ageing.

Alfonso Sousa-Poza studied computer science at the University of Cape Town, and economics at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, from which he obtained his PhD in 1999. From 1996 until 2007 he was employed at the Research Institute for Labour Economics and Labour Law at the University of St. Gallen.

His primarily empirical research interests are in the fields of health, labour and population economics.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2007.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 10953
forthcoming in: Economics & Human Biology, 2018
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9051
Wencke Gwozdz, Alfonso Sousa-Poza, Lucia A. Reisch, Karin Bammann, Gabriele Eiben, Yiannis Kourides, Eva Kovács, Fabio Lauria, Kenn Konstabel, Alba M. Santaliestra-Pasias, Krishna Vyncke, Iris Pigeot
published in: Economics and Human Biology, 2015, 18, 139–152
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8911
published in: China Economic Review, 2015, 33, 212-229
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8851
published in: Journal of Population Ageing, 2015, 8(3), 113-145
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8528
published in: China Economic Review, 2015, 35, 47-69
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8438
published in: Applied Economics, 2016, 48 (14), 1303-1316
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8030
published in: Applied Economics, 2014, 46(20), 2418–2428
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7371
Wencke Gwozdz, Alfonso Sousa-Poza, Lucia A. Reisch, Wolfgang Ahrens, Stefaan De Henauw, Gabriele Eiben, Juan M. Fernández-Alvira, Charalampos Hadjigeorgiou, Eva Kovács, Fabio Lauria, Toomas Veidebaum, Garrath Williams, Karin Bammann
published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2013, 32 (4), 728-742
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7328
Beatriz Fabiola López Ulloa, Valerie Moller, Alfonso Sousa-Poza
published in: Journal of Population Ageing, 2013, 6 (3), 227-246
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7205
published in: Labour Economics, 22 (2013) 1–4
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6126
published in: Annales d'Économie et de Statistique, 2012, 105-106, 35-54
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4053
published in: Social Indicators Research, 2010, 97(3), 325-339
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2714
published in: Applied Economics, 2010, 42 (4), 427-438