Mission Statement

The Research Department “Labour Markets and Social Insurance” examines institutional frameworks and structural changes of labour markets in Europe and America. It analyses labour market outcomes of individuals, firms and regions. Specifically, it studies the consequences of education, digitalisation, immigration and health-related social insurance for employment, wages, and equality of opportunity. The Research Department also investigates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on human capital and labour markets.

The Department has a long track record of combining academic research with research-based policy advice and institutional expertise. In terms of methods, the Department employs publicly available micro datasets, administrative datasets and self-produced surveys that link workers to firm-level data. To analyse causal effects, it employs applied market design, microeconomic and microeconometric tools.


  1. 31.05.2022 · Scientific Events Research Seminars: ZEW Research Seminar

    Speaker: Martin Nyborn (Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy (IFAU), Uppsala, Sweden)

  2. 24. - 25.06.2022 · Scientific Events Conference

    Keynote Speakers: Eve Caroli (Université Dauphine, Paris, France), Christian Dustmann (University College London, United Kingdom, CReaM, and IAB), Klarita Gërxhani (European University Institute, Florence, Italy), Albrecht Glitz (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)

  3. 22. - 23.09.2022 · Scientific Events Workshop

    Keynote Speakers: Giovanni Peri (University of California (UC Davis), USA), Maureen Eger (Umeå University, Sweden)