Working in three research units, the IAW combines basic research with applications, and transfers its results into practice via model projects and active cooperation with business.
The Institute Labour and the Economy is currently working in three research units:


Institutional Change in Work, Employment and Society

This unit focuses on the labour market and social policy—on how institutions and actor strategies change in the process of governing working conditions and industrial relations.


Perspectives for Sustainable Employability

The employability of workers depends on many interacting factors and changes constantly. We focus first on the quality of vocational and academic pathways leading to employment, changing requirements for employment, and on-the-job training and skill acquisition.


Regional Development and Fiscal Policy

This research unit analyses regional socio-economic, environmental, and political factors and designs ways to integrate them into multi-level governance.