Martin Halla

University of Linz, Austria, and IZA, Germany

Communication between researchers and policymakers can be difficult. However, it is indispensable for evidence-based policy making. World of Labor is a fantastic project aimed at facilitating this exchange by making academic research more accessible to policymakers

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Economics, University of Linz, Austria

Research interest

Applied microeconometrics, population economics, labor economics, and health economics

Past positions

Professor of Economics, University of Innsbruck, Austria


PhD Economics, University of Linz, 2007

Selected publications

  • “The effect of joint custody on family outcomes.” Journal of the European Economic Association 11:2 (2013): 278–315.

  • “Assortative mating and divorce: Evidence from Austrian register data.” Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society) 176:4 (2013): 907–929 (with W. Frimmel and R. Winter-Ebmer).

  • “Can pro-marriage policies work? An analysis of marginal marriages.” Demography 51:4 (2014): 1357–1359 (with W. Frimmel and R. Winter-Ebmer).