Alexander Spermann was employed as IZA Director of Labor Policy Germany from April 2014 until December 2016. At IZA he was involved in various policy advice activities with respect to new labor market trends (e.g., sharing economy, digitization, e-learning). Before joining IZA he was Director at Randstad Germany (2007-2014) and Head of the Department Labour Market, Human Resources and Social Policy at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim (2002-2007). He has been Associate Professor at the University of Freiburg since 1999.
see IZA Reprints 156/03