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.

External Publications

IZA Research Team Labor Market Institutions


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4085
published in: Bruno Palier (ed.), A long good-bye to Bismarck, Amsterdam: AUP, 2010, 301-332
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3870
published in: Jens Alber and Neil Gilbert (eds.), United in Diversity? Comparing Social Models in Europe and America, Oxford: OUP, 2010, 201-236
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3262
published in: Sozialer Fortschritt, 2008, 57 (2), 24-34
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3194
published in: Gesundheits- und Sozialpolitik, 2008, 62 (2), 17-30
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2605
published as ,And Then There Were Four… How Many (and Which) Measures of Active Labor Market Policy Do We Still Need?' English version; in: Applied Economics Quarterly, 2007, 53 (3), 243-272
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2514
Werner Eichhorst, Maria Grienberger-Zingerle, Regina Konle-Seidl
published in: Werner Eichhorst, Otto Kaufmann and Regina Konle-Seidl (eds.), Bringing the Jobless into Work? Berlin: Springer 2008; revised version published in: German Policy Studies, 2010, 6 (1), 59-100
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2505
published in: Paul de Beer and Trudie Schils (eds.), The Labour Market Triangle Employment Protection, Unemployment Compensation and Activation in Europe, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2009, 119-144