Our local team and global network

The core team at IZA consists of international labor economists and permanent staff serving in the areas of organization, communication, and technology. IZA also runs the world’s largest research network in economics comprising about 1,500 Fellows and Affiliates from over 50 countries (see geography of the IZA network). The close cooperation within the network is one of the key drivers behind IZA’s success. Our network members collaborate with our local staff on a virtual basis or as visiting researchers.

All IZA Publications

In addition to the IZA Discussion Paper Series, IZA offers an online open-access journal series, serves as co-editor of "Research in Labor Economics" and publishes books on fundamental aspects of labor economics and labor policy.

New IZA Discussion Papers

Making cutting-edge research available

The IZA Discussion Paper series (ISSN: 2365-9793) disseminates high-quality research by IZA network members to the scientific community and the interested public worldwide. E-mail alerts inform our subscribers of new papers, sorted by similar topics.


Current IZA DPs include:


Conferences and Seminars

We organize a variety of workshops, international conferences and weekly research seminars on a wide range of topics in labor economics.

Program Areas

The content hub of our network activities

Our research network activities are organized along eleven program areas covering a wide range of issues in labor economics from a global perspective. These range from education, family and environment to mobility, migration and development. In addition, the GLM|LIC initiative looks analyzes growth and labor markets in low-income countries.

IZA Awards

IZA Prize in Labor Economics

The biennial IZA Prize in Labor Economics honors the work of outstanding researchers in the field. Established in 2002, our prestigious award underscores the importance of high-quality scientific research for shaping the future of labor.

More about the IZA Prize

IZA Prize Book Series

IZA Young Labor Economist Award

Every two years we select an aspiring labor market researcher below the age of 45 to receive the IZA Young Labor Economist Award. This award reflects IZA's strong ambition to support young academics and stimulate top research.

Award winners


Research Data Center

IZA’s Research Data Center (IDSC) offers a variety of scientific data sets for academic use, including exclusive IZA data. Our Center facilitates data access through full documentation as well as controlled remote data processing. IDSC's own research agenda underscores the relevance of online data research for social science disciplines.

More about IDSC