Martin Halla is currently Professor at the University of Linz, Austria.
After he received a Ph.D. in Economics in 2007 from the University of Linz (supervised by Rudolf Winter-Ebmer) he was Visiting Scholar at the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University and at the Center for Labor Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.
His general research interests are applied microeconometrics, population economics, labour economics, and health economics. In 2008, he was awarded the prize for the best paper by a young economist at the conference of the European Association of Labour Economists in Amsterdam.
His research has been published in the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of Health Economics, the Scandinavian Journal of Economics, and in the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics among others. He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in May 2005 and became a Research Fellow in December 2011.