Monthly Archives: October 2015

Social ties increase the chance of getting published in economics journals

Social connections influence individual behavior and ultimately affect a variety of economic outcomes, such as welfare program participation, criminal activity, and labor supply. For professional careers, social networks undoubtedly play a crucial role, but they can cut both ways: Personally … Continue reading

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Implications of human dignity for international development theory and practice

In her contribution to the second international Human Dignity and Human Development Conference hosted by the University of Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies, IZA Research Asssociate Milena Nikolova related human dignity to subjective well-being measures in the context of development. “From … Continue reading

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2016 Kuznets Prize goes to Loren Brandt, Aloysius Siow, and Hui Wang

The winners of the 2016 Kuznets Prize were announced today: Loren Brandt (University of Toronto), Aloysius Siow (University of Toronto), and Hui Wang (Peking University) will receive the award for their paper “Compensating for unequal parental investments in schooling” as the … Continue reading

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How the “bobos” change cities and raise commuting costs

How do the “bobos”, the new leftist bourgeoisie populating Western capitals’ city centers, alter the character and the policies in those cities? A new IZA discussion paper by Gilles Saint-Paul (Paris School of Economics and IZA) provides a theoretical model … Continue reading

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Women’s labor supply during the crisis: Sinem Ayhan wins CBRT research prize

The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) has granted the “2015 Research Award” to IZA Research Associate Sinem Ayhan for her paper “Evidence of Added Worker Effect from the 2008 Economic Crisis” (IZA DP No. 8937). Based on … Continue reading

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How language influences children’s economic behavior

Patience is an important trait in children that can make a difference for a lifetime. Many disciplines, including economics, have studied how patience in intertemporal choices – preferring a later but larger reward over a sooner but smaller reward – … Continue reading

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Sexual harassment on the job is detrimental to job stability, productivity and well-being

More than 75 countries have enacted legislation prohibiting workplace sexual harassment as a violation of human rights. Still, it remains a pervasive – and blatantly underreported – phenomenon that lowers workplace productivity and job satisfaction, thereby increasing absenteeism and quits. … Continue reading

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