Silke Anger is Head of the Research Department "Education, Training, and Employment over the Life Course" at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and Professor of Economics, in particular Economics of Education, at the Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg. She received her Ph.D. in economics at the Humboldt University Berlin in 2005. Her research interests include empirical labor economics, economics of education, and health economics. She is working on the importance of cognitive and non-cognitive skills in the labor market, on economic and social consequences of educational reforms, and on intergenerational mobility.

Her work has been published in journals such as Labour Economics, Journal of Population Economics, and Journal of Health Economics.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2011.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14797
Malte Sandner, Alexander Patzina, Silke Anger, Sarah Bernhard, Hans Dietrich
published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2023, 21, 461 - 483
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9918
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2017, 30 (2), 591-620
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5749
revised version published as 'Intergenerational Transmission of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills' in: John Ermisch, Markus Jäntti, and Timothy Smeeding (eds.), From Parents to Children: The Intergenerational Transmission of Advantage, Russell Sage Foundation, New York, 2012, 393 - 421
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5489
revised version published in: Labour Economics, 2011, 18 (6), 786-797
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4873
revised version published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2011, 30 (3), 591-601
IZA Discussion Paper No. 429
published in: Labour, 2003, 17 (3), 337-360