The iaw’s work combines basic and applied research, and it disseminate its results into practice via pilot projects and active cooperation with business.

Work at the Institute Labour and Economy is conducted 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 factors affecting socio-economic development, the environment and policy, and designs ways to integrate them into multi-level governance.