We are a global network and a local research institute. Our local staff includes specialized teams in research and service. Our Fellows and Affiliates cooperate with us on a virtual basis or as visiting researchers. IZA alumni have continued their academic careers at prestigious institutions worldwide.

Local Team

We are proud to have a highly qualified and dedicated team of international researchers and experts in the fields of organization, publications, communications, and technology.

Global Network

Our global network of labor economists from 60 different nations is the backbone of our international activities. It currently comprises 1,600 senior researchers as IZA Fellows and more than 250 junior researchers as IZA Affiliates.

Guest Researchers

Throughout the year, we invite international scholars from in and outside our network to interact with our local team and contribute to our dynamic research environment.


An integral part of our research activities is to prepare young rising scholars for their future academic career. Indeed, many of our former research associates have moved on to positions at prestigious universities.