Ingo Isphording obtained his Ph.D. from Ruhr University Bochum in 2013. His research focus lies primarily in the economics of education, with overlaps to labor economics and political economy. As an applied micro-econometrician he addresses policy-relevant questions on how social environments and individual behavior and decisions interact in determining the formation of skills and affect economic inequality. His research has been published in journals such like the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Human Resources and the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

Ingo has joined the IZA network as a Research Affiliate in April 2013. Currently, is a Senior Research Associate at IZA in Bonn and heads the research team “Skill Formation”. He further acts as a deputy coordinator for IZA’s program area “Economics of Education”.

External Publications

IZA Research Team Skill Formation



IZA Discussion Paper No. 14844
revised version published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022, 119 (26), e2201724119
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14320
published in: Economic Journal, 2021, 640 (131), 3182 - 3206.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13790
revised version published as 'Does re-opening schools contribute to the spread of SARS2? Evidence from staggered summer breaks in Germany' in: Journal of Public Economics, 2021, 198, 104426
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13418
revised version published in: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2021, 108, 102448
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12202
revised version published in: Labour Economics, 2020, 64, 101833
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10417
revised version published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2021, 13 (3), 237-271
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9478
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2018, 53(2), 356-381