Holger Bonin coordinates IZA's labor policy research activities as a Research Director since July 2016. He is also Professor of Labor Market and Social Policy at the University of Kassel.

From 2007-2016, he was head of the labor market department at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) at Mannheim. Before, he already worked at IZA, first as Research Associate, and since 2003 as Senior Research Associate and Deputy Director of the program area "Evaluation of Labor Market Policies".

Holger's research focuses on the empirical analysis of the effectiveness of labor and family policy programs, the consequences of demographic and technological change, as well as migration and skilled labor supply. In addition to his research activities, he is actively engaged in evidence-based policy advice.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3923
Daniel Radowski, Holger Bonin
published in: Economics Letters, 2010, 106 (3), 227-229
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2655
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2010, 92(3), 684–689
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2537
substantially revised version published in: IZA Journal of Migration, 2012, 1, Article 5 [Open Access]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2533
revised version published as 'Beautiful Serbia’ - objective and subjective outcomes of active labour market policy in a transition economy" in: Economics of Transition, 2014, 22(1), 43-67 [Details & Download]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2399
published in: Wirtschaftsdienst, 2006, 86 (10), 645-650
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2069
published in: Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter, 2006, 53 (2), 155-165
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1999
published in: Applied Economics Letters, 2009, 16 (15), 1581-1586