Alfonso Sousa-Poza holds a Professorship in Economics at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart (Germany), and is a Director of the Institute for Health Care & Public Management. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Economics at the Xi'an Jiaotong University’s School of Economics and Finance. Alfonso Sousa-Poza is the coordinating editor of the Journal of the Economics of Ageing.
Alfonso Sousa-Poza studied computer science at the University of Cape Town, and economics at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, from which he obtained his PhD in 1999. From 1996 until 2007 he was employed at the Research Institute for Labour Economics and Labour Law at the University of St. Gallen.
His primarily empirical research interests are in the fields of health, labour and population economics.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2007.