Bernhard Boockmann is Scientific Director of the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IAW) in Tübingen and adjunct professor at the University of Tübingen. After graduating as Diplom-Volkswirt at the University of Mannheim, he obtained his MSc. from University College London and his doctoral degree from the University of Mannheim.

His research centres on labour market issues such as treatment effects of labour market policies, the analysis of individual work histories, labour market regulations and wage determination. He has also worked in the field of political economy. His papers have been published in the Journal of the European Economic Association, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Labour Economics and other scholarly journals. He has conducted major quantitative evaluation studies for German government departments and has received research grants from the German Science Foundation and other funding institutions.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2009.