The Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) is a public research institute which carries out both fundamental and applied research in social sciences, aiming to advance knowledge, support public policy and inform public opinion. Its research is organised in three departments: Living Conditions, the Labour Market and Urban Development and Mobility.
LISER’s Labour Market department conducts research on the effects of public policies and societal changes on employment and the workplace. The department’s key themes revolve around (i) the impact of public policies on employment in the context of high cross-border mobility and (ii) the impact of current socioeconomic challenges (such as digital transformations, diversity and ageing of the workforce) on companies’ modes of organisation, performance, employee skills and behaviour, and labour relations. The department’s research is multidisciplinary (economics, statistics, sociology, political science, law) and makes use of various tools (policy evaluation; quantitative, experimental and qualitative methods). Through the Labour Market Observatory, the department uses its research infrastructure and competencies to advise policymakers and inform the public about new findings in these fields.
At UNTANGLED LISER is leader of WP 5: Micro-level analysis, and is involved in all WPs.