Silke Anger is Head of the Research Department "Education and Employment over the Life Course" at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and Professor of Economics, in particular Economics of Education, at the Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg. She received her Ph.D. in economics at the Humboldt University Berlin in 2005. Her research interests include empirical labor economics, economics of education, and health economics. Currently she is working on the importance of cognitive and non-cognitive skills in the labor market, on economic and social consequences of educational reforms, and on intergenerational mobility.
Her work has been published in journals such as Labour Economics, Journal of Population Economics, and Journal of Health Economics.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2011.