Mission and Vision

Building bridges for research in labor economics

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IZA Awards

Honoring outstanding research

The prestigious IZA Prize in Labor Economics is awarded for outstanding academic achievement in the field. The Young Labor Economist Award honors promising researchers under age 45. Both awards are given biennially.


History of IZA

Dedicated to the future of labor

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Jobs at IZA

IZA regularly offers posts as Research Associates for experienced PhDs in the field of labor economics. Look out for job opportunities or send your CV. Applications for a job as a student helper are welcome as well. Current openings:

To complement our local staff, we currently have job openings for Research Associates.

IZA is currently looking for Student Assistants (10 hours/week) for technical processing of research papers.

IZA is currently looking for a Student Assistant (9 hours/week) to support the research staff in labor economics.


Lydia Simons

Head of Organization, Personnel and Legal Affairs