Werner Eichhorst

IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson


Vocational training, Segmented labor markets, Dualized labor markets, Employment protection, Fixed-term contracts, Youth unemployment, Future of work, Activation policies




German - Native speaker, English - Non-native speaker, French - Non-native speaker

Media experience

Print, Digital, Television, Radio




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Current position

Director of Labor Policy Europe, IZA, Germany

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Regular consultant to International Labour Organization, EU institutions, German government and others

Past positions

Deputy Director of Labor Policy at IZA, 2007–2013


PhD Political Science, University of Konstanz, Germany, 1998

Selected publications

  • “The unexpected appearance of a new German model.” British Journal of Industrial Relations (Forthcoming).

  • “Youth unemployment in Europe: What to do about it?” Intereconomics 48:4 (2013): 230–235 (with H. Hinte and U. Rinne).

  • “Reforming German labour market institutions.” Journal of European Social Policy 21:1 (2011): 73–87 (with P. Marx).

  • “And then there were four ... How many (and which) measures of active labor market policy do we still need?” Applied Economics Quarterly 53:3 (2007): 243–272 (with K. F. Zimmermann).

  • “The interaction of labor market regulation and labor market policies in welfare state reform.” Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal 28:1 (2006): 1–41 (with R. Konle-Seidl).