Mission Statement

The Research Department “Labour Markets, Human Resources and Social Policy” investigates institutions and working conditions in firms that may facilitate the development of smart, sustainable and inclusive European labour markets. It specialises in the econometric assessment of policy impacts, including structural modelling techniques, and in the analysis of individual and employer–employee data. The Research Department has been cultivating its expertise in education and human resource economics in order to assess education and qualification measures as well as to study the effects of human resource policies implemented by firms. It lays a strong focus on structural changes in labour markets and the design of efficient labour market, education and social policies. 


Speaker: Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Cappellari (Università Cattolica Milan)
Speaker: Dr. Heiko Stüber (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg and Institute for Employment Research (IAB))
Keynote Speakers: Prof. Dr. Irena Kogan (University of Mannheim), Prof. Anne Case (Princeton University), Prof. Christian Dustmann (University College London), Prof. David Green (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)