Ingo E. Isphording
Senior Research Associate

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Isphording Ingo Isphording obtained his Ph.D from Ruhr University Bochum in May 2013. His main research interests are labor and education economics, with special emphasis on the formation and impact of individual skills in the labor market and the classroom.

Ingo studied economics and social psychology at Ruhr University Bochum in Germany. After completing his undergraduates and undertaking an Erasmus exchange at the NHH in Bergen, Norway, he obtained a master degree in economics at the University of Duisburg/Essen.

He joined the IZA network as a Research Affiliate in April 2013 and became an IZA Research Associate in September 2013.In September 2016 he became Senior Research Associate.

He is Deputy Program Director of IZA's research area "Education".

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IZA World of Labor article: What drives the language proficiency of immigrants?
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10417  Tommaso Colussi
Ingo E. Isphording
Nico Pestel
Minority Salience and Political Extremism
9478  Benjamin Elsner
Ingo E. Isphording
Rank, Sex, Drugs, and Crime
(forthcoming in: Journal of Human Resources)
9433  Ingo E. Isphording
Marc Piopiunik
Núria Rodríguez-Planas
Speaking in Numbers: The Effect of Reading Performance on Math Performance among Immigrants
(published in: Economics Letters, 2016, 139, 52-56)
9121  Benjamin Elsner
Ingo E. Isphording
A Big Fish in a Small Pond: Ability Rank and Human Capital Investment
(published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2017, 35(3), 787-828 )
8846  Andrew Clarke
Ingo E. Isphording
Language Barriers and Immigrant Health Production
(forthcoming in: Health Economics)
8572  Ingo E. Isphording
Language and Labor Market Success
(published in: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition), 2015, Pages 260-265)
8090  Ingo E. Isphording
Sebastian Otten
Linguistic Barriers in the Destination Language Acquisition of Immigrants
(published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2014, 105, 30–50.)
7360  Ingo E. Isphording
Disadvantages of Linguistic Origin: Evidence from Immigrant Literacy Scores
(shortened version published in: Economics Letters, 2014, 123 (2) 236–239)
7080  Ingo E. Isphording
Mathias Sinning
The Returns to Language Skills in the US Labor Market
IZA Research Reports:
Werner Eichhorst
Patrick Arni
Florian Buhlmann
Ingo E. Isphording
Verena Tobsch
Report No. 68: Wandel der Beschäftigung: Polarisierungstendenzen auf dem deutschen Arbeitsmarkt
Forschungsbericht zu einem Projekt im Auftrag der Bertelsmann Stiftung, Bonn 2015 (86 Seiten)