Ingo Isphording obtained his Ph.D. from Ruhr University Bochum in 2013. His main research interests are in education and labor economics, with special emphasis on the role of social interactions and comparisons in determining performance and labor market outcomes. His former work has dealt extensively with the language acquisition of immigrants and the role of language skills in the labor market.

Ingo has joined the IZA network as a Research Affiliate in April 2013. Currently, he 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”. He is an affiliate in the CESifo network.

External Publications

IZA Research Team Skill Formation


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12202
revised version forthcoming in: Labour Economics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10417
revised version conditionally accepted at: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9478
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2018, 53(2), 356-381
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9121
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2017, 35(3), 787-828
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8846
forthcoming in: Health Economics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8572
published in: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition), 2015, Pages 260-265
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8090
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2014, 105, 30–50.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7360
shortened version published in: Economics Letters, 2014, 123 (2) 236–239
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