IZA World of Labor

About IZA

The Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) is a private independent economic research institute that analyzes global labor markets. 



Established in 1998 in Bonn, Germany, IZA operates an international network of about 1,500 economists and researchers in more than 50 countries. The institute provides a wide array of publications and events, contributes its findings to public debates and advises policymakers on labor market issues. Headed by Prof. Dr Hilmar Schneider (Chief Executive Officer) and Martin T. Clemens (Chief Financial Officer), IZA is a nonprofit organization supported by the Deutsche Post Foundation.