Monthly Archives: January 2017

Globalization’s stabilizing effect on manufacturing jobs in Germany

Recently, there has been strong interest in the decline of manufacturing in the United States. Although the share in real output has been constant since the 1960s, the share in aggregate employment has been steadily decreasing over time. A popular … Continue reading

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The economics of mental health: Better treatment would more than pay for itself

Mental illness accounts for half of all illness up to age 45 in rich countries, making it the most prevalent disease among working-age people. Mental illness costs billions in welfare payments and lost taxes. Sir Richard Layard (London School of Economics) … Continue reading

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IZA Prize in Labor Economics conferred to Claudia Goldin at ASSA Meeting in Chicago

The 15th IZA Prize in Labor Economics was formally conferred to Claudia Goldin during the traditional IZA Reception at the annual meeting of the Allied Social Science Associations in Chicago on January 6, 2017. After introductions by Hilmar Schneider (CEO … Continue reading

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