The Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) is an independent economic research institute that conducts research in labor economics and offers evidence-based policy advice on labor market issues. Supported by the Deutsche Post Foundation, IZA runs the world's largest network of economists, whose research provides answers to the global labor market challenges of our time.
Our key objective is to build bridges between academic research, policymakers and society. IZA advances empirical research in labor economics and uses the findings to develop evidence-based advice for policymakers and society. It collaborates with the world's largest economic research network comprising about 1,500 top-level scholars from all over the globe. Its goal is to contribute to social and economic discourse, enabling political decision-making to be based on the best available scientific knowledge.