Monthly Archives: January 2015

IZA steps up cooperation with George Washington University: Collaboration contract signed

In a Memorandum of Understanding, IZA and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) at George Washington University (GW), Washington DC, have agreed on a closer collaboration to fulfill their “common mission in promoting advanced study of labor, migration, … Continue reading

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Savings and political turmoil: The case of the Tiananmen Square protests

Cutting-edge macroeconomic research suggests that political uncertainty heavily influences private consumption. However, evidence on the individual level how households cope with uncertainty shocks is surprisingly scarce. In a new IZA Discussion Paper, Rolf Aaberge, Kai Liu and Yu Zhu use … Continue reading

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IZA World of Labor reaches new milestones

Launched in 2014, the online platform IZA World of Labor is well on track. It already comprises over 100 articles providing decision-makers with relevant and succinct information based on sound empirical evidence on policy-relevant labor market topics. The project is … Continue reading

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How can host governments best engage with diaspora groups? IZA and RAND Europe analyze EU and US diasporas

Policymakers increasingly see possibilities in interacting with diaspora communities to improve relationships with their countries of origin and as a means to foster governance and rule of law, and political and economic development in those countries. A new IZA Research … Continue reading

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Interview with the authors of the Labor Economics textbook

Authored by IZA Program Director Pierre Cahuc with Stéphane Carcillo and André Zylberberg, Labor Economics has long become the graduate-level textbook that combines depth and breadth of coverage with recent, cutting-edge work in all the major areas of modern labor … Continue reading

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How health status affects individual time use

Economics is the science on scarce resources. And what is more scarce than time in modern societies? A recent literature acknowledges this scarcity of disposable time of individuals and households and analyzes the interplay between time allocation and economic decisions … Continue reading

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Tradable quotas as a new way to deal with refugee inflows

How to handle the inflow of refugees to the European Union is one of the current hot topics in the media. Under the current regime, the share of inflows borne by EU member states is heavily skewed to a small … Continue reading

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