Stefan Wolter is Managing Director of the Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education and a Professor of Economics at the University of Bern, where he heads the Centre for Research in Economics of Education. Among others he is also Vice President of the Governing Board of the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) and Member of the Education Policy Committee of the OECD in Paris. His main research interests are labour economics and economics of education. Together with Prof. U. Backes-Gellner (University of Zurich) he is co-director of the Swiss Leading House on Economics of Education (

Among others he has published in American Economic Review (P&P), Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Public Economics, Economica, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Labour Economics and Economics of Education Review. He is Editor-in-Chief of "Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training" (ERVET).

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2000.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15378
forthcoming in: Economics of Education Review, 2023
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14345
published in: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, 2021,157, 6 (2021)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13968
Simone Balestra, Aurélien Sallin, Stefan C. Wolter
published online in: Journal of Human Resources, 10 February 2021
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13380
revised version published in: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2022, 203, 210-234