Werner Eichhorst

Werner Eichhorst

<p>Werner Eichhorst studied sociology, political science, psychology and public policy and administration at the universities of Tuebingen and Konstanz where he graduated as Diplom-Verwaltungswissenschaftler in 1995. From 1996 to 1999 he was doctoral and post-doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Konstanz (1998). From 1999 to 2004 he was project director at the Bertelsmann Foundation, where he was responsible for comparative analyses of the German labor market and related policy areas (“Benchmarking Germany”) and spent a year at the Institute for Employment Research, IAB. He joined IZA as Research Associate in July 2005, became Senior Research Associate in February 2006 and Deputy Director of Labor Policy in April 2007. His main research area is the comparative analysis of labor market institutions and performance as well as the political economy of labor market reform strategies. At IZA he directs international and European policy-oriented research activities.</p>