Werner Eichhorst studied sociology, political science, psychology and public policy and administration at the universities of Tuebingen and Konstanz where he graduated as Diplom-Verwaltungswissenschaftler in 1995. From 1996 to 1999 he was doctoral and post-doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. In fall 1998 he received his doctoral degree from the University of Konstanz. From 1999 to 2004 he was project director at the Bertelsmann Foundation, a private think tank in Germany. After working with the Institute for Employment Research, IAB, from 2004 to 2005, he joined IZA as Research Associate in July 2005, was Senior Research Associate in February 2006, Deputy Director of Labor Policy 2007-13, Director of Labor Policy Europe in January 2014-16 and is now Coordinator of Labor Market and Social Policy in Europa since January 2017 and Team Leader Research since August 2019. Since November 2017 he is Honorary Professor at Bremen University, affiliated with the Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy SOCIUM.
His main research area is the comparative analysis of labor market institutions and performance as well as the political economy of labor market reform strategies. He also specializes in different aspects of the future of labor. At IZA he takes care of international and European policy-oriented research activities, addressing in particular EU level employment policies.

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IZA Research Report No. 78
Kurzexpertise im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Arbeit und Soziales, Bonn 2017 (31 Seiten)
IZA Research Report No. 69
Gutachten im Auftrag der Randstad Stiftung, Bonn 2015 (29 Seiten)
IZA Research Report No. 68
Forschungsbericht zu einem Projekt im Auftrag der Bertelsmann Stiftung, Bonn 2015 (86 Seiten)
IZA Research Report No. 67
Report commissioned and funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Bonn 2015 (53 pages)
IZA Research Report No. 66
Report on a project funded under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme, Bonn 2015 (42 pages)
IZA Research Report No. 65
Report based on a study conducted for the International Labour Organization, Bonn 2015 (70 pages)
IZA Research Report No. 59
Bericht im Auftrag der Bertelsmann-Stiftung an die Expertenkommission "Arbeits- und Lebensperspektiven in Deutschland", Bonn 2014 (46 Seiten)
IZA Research Report No. 57
Report based on a study conducted for the European Parliament, Bonn 2013 (122 pages)
IZA Research Report No. 54
Report based on a study conducted for the European Parliament, Bonn 2013 (128 pages)
IZA Research Report No. 52
Report based on a study conducted for the European Parliament, Bonn 2013 (34 pages)
IZA Research Report No. 51
Kurzexpertise für die Enquete-Kommission "Wachstum, Wohlstand, Lebensqualität" des Deutschen Bundestages, Bonn 2013 (24 Seiten)
IZA Research Report No. 47
Basierend auf einem Projekt im Auftrag der Bertelsmann Stiftung, Bonn 2012 (78 Seiten)
IZA Research Report No. 45
Studie in Zusammenarbeit mit der Beobachtungsstelle für gesellschaftspolitische Entwicklungen in Europa (BEO), Bonn/Berlin 2012 (46 Seiten)
[English version] (Eldercare Services – Lessons from a European Comparison)
IZA Research Report No. 40
Based on a study conducted for the European Parliament, Bonn 2011 (133 pages)
IZA Research Report No. 39
Kurzexpertise im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Arbeit und Soziales, Bonn 2011 (28 Seiten)
IZA Research Report No. 38
Report based on a study conducted for the European Parliament, Bonn 2011 (87 pages)
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