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Bernd Fitzenberger is the new Director of the IAB

Economist Bernd Fitzenberger has been the new Director of the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg since 01 September. Mr Fitzenberger is the successor of Joachim Möller, who retired after eleven years in office at the end of September 2018. Economist Ulrich Walwei remains the Vice Director. He has been the Deputy Head of the IAB since June 2002 and acted as the Interim Director after Joachim Möller's retirement.

Portrait of Bernd Fitzenberger, director of the IAB Prof. Bernd Fitzenberger, PhD is the new director of the IAB

Among Mr Fitzenberger's central substantial areas of research is labour economics, including labour market policy and vocational education and training. His most recent research topics, for instance, are the questions of regional and occupational mobility, vocational orientation and distribution issues. Econometrics, which, as a subdomain of economics, employs mathematical and statistical methods, for example, working on the basis of empirical data and the implementation of causal impact analyses, forms the methodical focus of his scientific activities.

Bernd Fitzenberger, born in 1963, studied economics, mathematics and statistics at the University of Konstanz, Germany, and at Stanford University, USA. In 1993, he completed his PhD in Economics at Stanford University. In 1998, he habilitated at the University of Konstanz and was appointed professor for economics, in particular social policy, at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany. From 1999 to 2004, he held the chair for economics, in particular econometrics, at the University of Mannheim, Germany, from 2004 to 2007, the chair for economics, in particular labour economics, at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, and from 2007 to 2015, the chair for statistics and econometrics at the Albert-Ludwig University in Freiburg, Germany. He has held the chair for econometrics at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, since 2015.