IZA World of Labor
Michael Weber

World Bank, USA

The IZA World of Labor series provides well-structured, high quality, and relevant information to guide policymakers on labor issues around the globe

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Senior Economist, World Bank

Research interest

Labor markets, development economics, international economics, econometrics, statistics


Doktorat der Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, 2008

Selected publications

  • Balancing Regulations to Promote Jobs: From Employment Contracts to Unemployment Benefits. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2015 (with A. Kuddo and D. Robalino).

  • “Does formal work pay? The role of labor taxation and social benefit design in the new member states.” Research in Labor Economics 34 (2012): 164–204 (with J. Koettl).

  • “Severance pay programs around the world: Rationale, status, and reforms.” In: Holzmann, R., and M. Vodopivec (eds). Improving Severance Pay: An International Perspective. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2012; pp. 17–120 (with R. Holzmann, Y. Pouget, and M. Vodopivec).

  • The Generation of Recommendations for Business-to-Business Transactions as a Macroeconomic Infrastructure Service (in German). Frankfurt: Lang Verlag, 2009.

  • “The semantic web as an innovation for economic co-ordination” (in German). In: Pellegrini, T., and A. Blumauer (eds). Semantic Web—Auf dem Weg zur vernetzten Wissensgesellschaft. Berlin: Springer, 2006; pp. 89–113 (with K. A. Froeschl).