Harald Pfeifer is a researcher at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) in Bonn. He graduated from Maastricht University, where he also obtained his PhD in 2013. His doctoral thesis focused on the costs and benefits of vocational training systems in an international comparative perspective. Harald Pfeifer works on topics in the fields of personnel economics, industrial relations and labour economics. He is also affiliated with the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in Adelaide, Australia.