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Dr Joachim Wolff

Research Department

Basic Income Support and Activation

Head of Research Department

Dr Wolff's prime areas of research are the following: applied labour research; unemployment benefit and the duration of unemployment; evaluation of active labour market policies; job mobility; labour markets in transition countries.

Working Group

Social protection in changing times


Minimum Wage


Professional career

Dr Wolff obtained a degree in economics in 1988 from the University of Heidelberg. In 1989 he was research assistant to the Chair of Personnel Management at the University of Frankfurt a. M. From 1991 to 1994 Dr Wolff was a member of the scientific staff of the Council of Economic Experts, Wiesbaden. In 1998 he completed his Ph.D. in economics at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. From 1998 to 2005 he worked as research assistant and lecturer at the Department of Economics of the University of Munich, completing his habilitation there in 2004. Dr Wolff has been Head of the IAB Research Unit "Basic Income Support and Activation" since July 2005.