Holger Bonin has been Research Director of IZA since July 2016. He is also a member of the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation established by the German Federal Government, and teaches as Professor of Labor Market and Social Policy at the University of Kassel.

Holger’s empirical research focuses on the impact of digital progress and demographic changes on employment and working life. He also evaluate the effects of social policy measures, in particular in the realms of active labor market policy and family policy.

Besides his research, Holger is very committed to academic policy consulting. He is a member of the platform "Digital World of Work" and of the board of experts of the Skilled Worder Monitoring System established by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. He has served in the Independent Expert Commission for the Second Gender Equality Report of the Federal Government. Holger is elected member of the Economic Policy, Social Polcy and Population Economics Committees within the German Economic Association.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 587
Holger Bonin, Wolfram Kempe, Hilmar Schneider
published in: Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung / Quarterly Journal of Economic Research, 2003, 72 (1), 51-67
IZA Discussion Paper No. 516
published in: Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung / Quarterly Journal of Economic Research, 2002, 71 (2), 215-229
IZA Discussion Paper No. 413
published as 'Why Are Labor Force Participation Rates of East German Women So High?' in: Applied Economics Quarterly, 2005, 51(4), 307-322
IZA Discussion Paper No. 343
published in: Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, 2002, 24 (4), 547-564
IZA Discussion Paper No. 306
Holger Bonin, Gemma Abio, Eduardo Berenguer, Joan Gil, Concepció Patxot
published in: Investigaciones Economicas, 2003, 27 (2), 309-341
IZA Discussion Paper No. 305
published in: Applied Economics Quarterly Supplement, 2001, 52, 127-156
IZA Discussion Paper No. 185
published in: R. T. Riphahn/ D. J. Snower / K. F. Zimmermann (Eds.), Employment Policy in Transition: The Lessons of German Integration for the Labor Market, Springer Verlag, 2001, 8-30; see IZA Reprints 66/00
IZA Policy Paper No. 11
published in: The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice, 2009, 34, 548-560