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Professor Ulrich Walwei


Directorate (IL)

Deputy Director of IAB

Working Group

Migration and Integration


Domestic manpower reserves and the requirement for immigration



Economic aspects of occupational research

Further Training


Quality of Employment


Social protection in changing times


Minimum Wage


Digital and ecological transformation


Professional career

Professor Ulrich Walwei is Vice Director of the IAB. In 2017, he was appointed as an honorary professor at the Department of Economics and Econometrics at the University of Regensburg.

He studied Eeconomics and completed his doctorate in Law and Economics at the University of Paderborn (Dr. rer. pol.) where he was a research assistant to the Chair of Public Finance, Professor Dr. Friedrich Buttler.

Ulrich Walwei has been working at the IAB since 1988. From 1997 to 2007, he held various positions, such as Head of the research unit “Growth, Demography and Labour Market”. Since 2002, Mr Walwei has been Vice Director of the IAB.

His research interests focus on labour market institutions, in particular work arrangements, and the employment situation of older workers.

Ulrich Walwei is active in a number of advisory bodies. He is a member of the Council of the Working World established by the Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs. He is also part of the scientific advisory body of the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) and the University of Applied Labour Studies (HdBA). In addition to this, he is active in the university council of the Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg.