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Peter Kuhn on the internet as a labor market matchmaker

Since the internet’s earliest days, firms and workers have used various online methods to advertise and find jobs. Until recently there has been little evidence that any internet-based tool has had a measurable effect on job search or recruitment outcomes. … Continue reading

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Employee performance and the value of the bosses: Video interview with Kathryn Shaw

Employees should ultimately be paid for performance, not for working hours, says Kathryn Shaw (Stanford University and IZA) in a video interview. If hourly wages are paid, that entails choosing high-performing employees carefully. While wage inequality within firms serves to … Continue reading

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Fixed-term contracts: Dead-end jobs or useful stepping stones? Video interview with Werner Eichhorst

Fixed-term contracts have become a major form of employment in Europe. While proponents regard them as an important stepping stone to permanent employment, critics deride them as dead-end jobs. Who is right? That depends on the institutional and economic environment, … Continue reading

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Martin Kahanec: “Europe must do more for Roma integration”

In an interview with IZA Newsroom, Martin Kahanec, a professor at Central European University Budapest and deputy director of IZA’s migration program, talks about his research on Roma integration and identifies the key challenges for European policymakers.  “I think that … Continue reading

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Ulf Rinne on the merits of anonymous job applications

In the latest IZA interview, Ulf Rinne, Deputy Director of Research at IZA, talks about the merits and problems of anonymous job applications. For more information on anonymous job applications, see a related paper by Annabelle Krause, Ulf Rinne and … Continue reading

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Why brain drain can be good for your country

It can be quite costly for a country if the smartest brains move abroad. In the latest IZA interview, Visiting Research Fellow Peter J. Kuhn (University of California, Santa Barbara) explains why brain drain can also be beneficial for a … Continue reading

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IZA interview: Pierre Cahuc on youth unemployment in Europe

In the latest IZA interview, Pierre Cahuc, IZA Program Director for “Labor Markets and Institutions”, talks about youth unemployment in Europe. Pierre Cahuc is also one of the experts presenting the report on youth unemployment to French Prime Minister Jean-Marc … Continue reading

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