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 Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2120
published in: Lothar Funk (ed.), Anwendungsorientierte Marktwirtschaftslehre und Neue Politische Ökonomie, Marburg: Metropolis, 2008
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2055
published in: Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 2006, 7 (3), 379-397
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1985
published in: Zeitschrift für Sozialreform/Journal of Social Policy Research, 2006, 52 (1), 101-123
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1845
Werner Eichhorst, Ole Wintermann
published in: German Policy Studies, 2006, 3 (2), 268-309; also published as 'De l'expertise aux politiques publiques : l'exemple de l'Allemagne, des Pays-Bas et de la Suède' in: Problèmes Economiques, 2006, No. 2.912
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1718
published in: Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal, 2006, 28 (1), 1- 41; also available in Chinese