Ingo Isphording serves as IZA Research Director (as of 2023), being responsible for scientific management, coordination of the institute’s research agenda, and science communication. Prior to taking up this position he acted in various other roles at IZA for almost a decade. He is an applied labor and education economist who is passionate about researching the origins of educational and labor market inequality and how public policy can make a difference. His work has been published in journals such like the Economic Journal, the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Human Resources and the American Economic Journal. He is actively engaged in improving German education policies by disseminating international research findings within the German policy discourse and advocating for enhanced data access for researchers.

Ingo Isphording is a member of the Research Committee on Economics of Education (Bildungsökonomischer Ausschuss) of the German Economic Association and is affiliated with CESifo and the CRC TR 224 "Economic Perspectives on Societal Challenges".

External Publications


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14844
revised version published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022, 119 (26), e2201724119
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14830
revised version forthcoming in: American Economic Journal: Economic Policy
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14320
published in: Economic Journal, 2021, 640 (131), 3182 - 3206.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14000
revised version published as 'Labour Market Shocks and Parental Investments during the Covid-19 Pandemic' in: Labour Economics, 2023, 82, 102341
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13790
revised version published as 'Does re-opening schools contribute to the spread of SARS2? Evidence from staggered summer breaks in Germany' in: Journal of Public Economics, 2021, 198, 104426
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13418
revised version published in: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2021, 108, 102448
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12202
revised version published in: Labour Economics, 2020, 64, 101833
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10417
revised version published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2021, 13 (3), 237-271
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9478
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2018, 53(2), 356-381
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9121
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2017, 35(3), 787-828
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8846
published in: Health Economics, 2017, 26 (6), 765 - 778
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8572
published in: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition), 2015, Pages 260-265
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8090
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2014, 105, 30–50.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7360
shortened version published in: Economics Letters, 2014, 123 (2) 236–239
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