En quelques mots
LISER is a Luxembourgish public research institute under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.
Its research focus lies in the field of social and economic policy including the spatial dimension. This comprises topics like poverty, inequality, education, social inclusion, employment, unemployment, health, housing, mobility, and regional convergence.
The aim is to improve the understanding of causal relationships and to provide sound evidence for the impact of institutional settings and policy options on outcomes. Based on empirical evidence, the Institute wants to provide well-grounded and clear-cut answers to policy relevant questions. The results are published in form of research reports, monographs and scientific articles.
The research activities of the Institute are carried out by three research departments labelled "Labor Market", "Living Conditions", and "Urban Development and Mobility". In addition, a transversal coordination unit provides common service across departments and takes care of the generation of interdisciplinary synergies.
The Institute employs 122 people, of whom 65 are researchers and PhD candidates. The research team is representing a high degree of interdisciplinarity and includes demographers, economists, geographers, legal experts, political scientists, psychologists, social scientists, and statisticians.