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IZA Prize goes to Claudia Goldin

The 2016 IZA Prize in Labor Economics goes to Claudia Goldin, the Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Professor Goldin has been awarded the IZA Prize for her career-long work on the economic history of women in education … Continue reading

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From a global perspective: Assessing the effects of labor market reforms

Since the 2008/09 global recession unemployment and inequality have been on a rise. Reforms of labor markets have been one prominent feature in different countries and regions over the last years, not least in the context of the 2008/09 global … Continue reading

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A note from the new Editor-in-Chief: Daniel Hamermesh about IZA World of Labor

I have just begun my tenure as Editor-in-Chief of IZA World of Labor (WoL), and I am thrilled to be part of this enterprise. I have devoted a 50-year career to labor economics, a field increasingly growing in importance and … Continue reading

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New trends in labor economics and policy advice: IZA/CERGE-EI conference in Prague

To celebrate the work of 2015 IZA Prize laureate Jan Svejnar, IZA organized a joint conference with CERGE-EI on “Labor Economics and its Public Policy Impact on Economic Growth” in Prague on November 21, which attracted a distinguished audience of … Continue reading

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IZA World of Labor informs B20 Employment Taskforce Report

When global leaders meet at the G20 summit in Antalya this weekend, they will receive prioritized policy recommendations from the B20 Employment Taskforce. The report of the taskforce, to which IZA Director Klaus F. Zimmermann has contributed as a member, … 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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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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