Ulf Rinne is Head of Scientific Management and Senior Research Associate at IZA. In this role, he acts at the interface between research, policy advice, and scientific management. Next to his own research, he participates in research projects on behalf of renowned institutions, and he performs management duties as member of IZA’s executive staff.

Ulf Rinne joined IZA in 2005. He studied economics in Bonn and Lisbon, and he received his doctorate from the Freie Universität Berlin in 2009.

His research interests are in various fields of empirical labor economics and applied microeconometrics. He is particularly interested in the evaluation of labor policies (such as training programs for the unemployed or integration measures for refugees), in migration policies (for example, in the context of immigration law), in instruments to combat discrimination (such as anonymous job applications), and in the consequences of technological change and digitalization on labor markets (such as new forms of employment and the gig economy).

Most of his papers can also be accessed on RePEc, EconPapers, and Google Scholar.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6369
published in: Amelie F. Constant and Klaus F. Zimmermann (eds.), International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, Edward Elgar 2013, Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, USA, Chapter 28, 530-551
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6250
published in: IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 2012, 1:3, reprinted as 'Un altro miracolo economico? Il mercato del lavoro tedesco e la grande recessione' in: 'Diritto delle Relazioni Industriali , 2013, 23 (2), 401-423
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5780
revised version published in: International Labour Review, 2013, 152 (2), 287-305 / spanish version published as 'Desempleo parcial, la respuesta alemana a la Gran Recesión' in: Revista Internacional del Trabajo, 2013, 132 (2), 325-344 / french version published as 'Le chômage partiel: réponse de l'Allemagne face à la grande récession' in: Revue internationale du Travail, 2013, 152 (2), 311-330
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5396
revised version published in: Applied Economics Letters, 2017, 24 (13), 945-949
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5380
published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2011, 32 (7), 825-851
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3910
revised version published as 'Vouchers and Caseworkers in Training Programs for the Unemployed' in: Empirical Economics, 2013, 45 (3), 1089-1127
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3240
revised version published as 'Do the skilled and prime-aged unemployed benefit more from training? Effect heterogeneity of public training programmes in Germany' in: Applied Economics, 2011, 43 (25), 3465-3494