Harald Pfeifer

Research Fellow


Harald Pfeifer graduated from Maastricht University, where he also obtained his PhD in 2013. Since 2018, he holds the chair of “Economics of Vocational Education and Training” at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) at Maastricht University. He is also head of Section “Ökonomie der Berufsbildung” at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) in Bonn, Germany.

Harald Pfeifer works on topics in the fields of education economics, industrial relations, personnel economics and labour economics. He is also affiliated with the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in Adelaide, Australia.

Harald Pfeifer joined IZA as a Research Fellow in December 2021.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 16652
Caroline Neuber-Pohl, Damiano Pregaldini, Uschi Backes-Gellner, Sandra Dummert, Harald Pfeifer
IZA Discussion Paper No. 15043
published in: European Economic Review, 2024, 161, 104616
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13368
published in: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020, 12, Article 8 (2020)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11264
published as 'Supply Shocks in the Market for Apprenticeship Training' in: Economics of Education Review, 2022, 86, 102197
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7656
published in: Industrial Relations, 2016, 55 (2), 193–218
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6497
published in: Industrial Relations, 2014, 66 (5), 1095-1112
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3465
Regina Dionisius, Samuel Mühlemann, Harald Pfeifer, Günter Walden, Felix Wenzelmann, Stefan C. Wolter
published in: Applied Economics Quarterly, 2009, 55(1), 7-36