Dr. Jan Fries

Team Lead & Senior Researcher, Labor Market

Dr. Jan Fries is an expert in macroeconomic labor markets with over a decade and a half of experience in research. Specializing in skilled labor analysis, his aim is to facilitate the socio-ecological transformation of the economy – at national and international level – through data-based solutions to the challenges on the labor market.

Together with his team, Dr. Fries is developing a Skilled Labor Monitor for Upper Austria – which enables organizations in the region to establish future-oriented workforce strategies grounded in data. He is also involved in diverse projects including on the (future) labor skills requirements across various German industries as well as the economic and employment impact of specific sectors throughout Latin America.

Dr. Fries holds a PhD in labor economics and previously worked at the German Council of Economic Experts. He also taught as a lecturer at the University of Applied Labor Studies in Mannheim.

Dr. Jan Fries

“It is so important to bring scientific analysis into
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Dr. Jan Fries

“It is so important to bring scientific analysis into
public discussion”

– My WifOR Journey with Dr. Jan Fries

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Academic background

Research focus

  • Empirical labor market analysis: skilled labor shortages, Big Data modelling, digitalization
  • Econometric evaluation methods
  • Income and wealth distribution
  • Social policy
  • Health Economy Reporting
  • Scientific dialogue and exchange

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