Hilmar Schneider

IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Chief Executive Officer, IZA, Germany; Honorary Professor, University of Luxembourg

Research interest

Labor policy, problems of social protection, wage policy, and demography

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Chief Executive Officer at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Belval, Luxembourg (2013–2016); Director of Labor Policy at the Institute for the Study of Labor (2001–2013)


PhD Economics, University of Frankfurt, 1983; Habilitation, Technical University of Darmstadt, 2007

Selected publications

  • "Active labor market policy in Germany–Is there a successful policy strategy?" Regional Science and Urban Economics 36 (2016): 399–430 (with M. Fertig and C. M. Schmidt).

  • "Evaluating continuous training programs using the generalized propensity score." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A (Statistics in Society) 175, Part 2 (2012): 587–617 (with J. Kluve, A. Uhlendorff, and Z. Zhao).

  • "Does size matter? The impact of changes in household structure on income distribution in Germany." Review of Income and Wealth 58 (2012): 118–141 (with A. Peichl and N. Pestel).

  • "Fiscal sustainability and demographic change: A micro approach for 27 EU countries." International Tax and Public Finance 24 (2017) (with M. Dolls, K. Doorley, A. Paulus, S. Siegloch, and E. Sommer).

  • "Reformpolitik und institutioneller Wandel: Neue Chancen für benachteiligte Gruppen auf dem Arbeitsmarkt?" In: Hinte, H., and K. F. Zimmermann (eds). Zeitenwende auf dem Arbeitsmarkt–Wie der demographische Wandel die Erwerbsgesellschaft verändert. Bonn: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, 2013; pp. 142–167.