Our expertise is based on economic models, empirical data, as well as institutional data. Policy advice is based on the combination of theoretical, empirical and institutional analysis.

Empirical data forms the basis of our work. We get these data from representative surveys, econometric analysis and case studies. Some of the statistical indicators which we have developed have been used in economic and labour market policies for decades:

  • Measuring the volume of aggregate labour demand
  • Measuring the length of working life
  • Assessing skills shortages
  • Measuring unemployment
  • Benchmarking instruments for local and regional labour markets
  • Measuring the flexibility and labour market risks in the labour market.

Range of Services

Analysing the functioning and the impact of institutions and systems (particularly the labour market, social policy and education systems) on the economy, labour markets and society; Analysing economic development and structural changes in the economy; Assessing the impact of the legal environment, technologies and societal transformation processes in local, national and international contexts, and conducting comparative analyses.

Statistical Analysis

  • Analysing secondary statistical data
  • Developing indicatorsetsfor the labour market andlocal economic development


  • Analysis of microdata
  • Panel data methods
  • Time series econometrics

Qualitative Research Methods

  • Institutional analysis
  • Designing and implementing case studies in companies and organisations
  • Developing semi-directive interview guidelines
  • Conducting expert interviews
  • Literature reviews