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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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The Eurozone crisis: What really motivates Germany

In the global debate about the Eurozone crisis, Germany has come in for a lot of criticism. The German position has been described as engaging in a “morality tale” (aimed at forcing other countries to pay back their debts). Alternatively, … Continue reading

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Youth unemployment in Europe: What employers and policy makers can do

Youth unemployment has become one of the most pressing and highly discussed issues in Europe in the aftermath of the 2008 recession. However, there is major divergence in youth unemployment rates across European countries with massive increases in Spain, Greece, … Continue reading

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“Austerity is used as a scapegoat to avoid painful reforms”

In an interview with La Tercera newspaper in Chile, IZA Director Klaus F. Zimmermann comments on Europe’s economic difficulties and the current debate on austerity and flexibility. He calls on European policymakers to abandon their ideologically motivated policy strategies in … Continue reading

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Should Greece leave the European Union?

In light of the recent recession and demands by some observers that Greece and other Southern European countries should leave the Eurozone, politicians often point to the benefits of European integration for all countries. Without the EU, they say, growth … Continue reading

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Bringing Greece’s real hidden assets to life

Greece is finally showing signs of recovering from its 2008 crash. However, as much as macroeconomic reforms are needed, the future of the Greek economy will be determined by its competitiveness, which concerns costs, but is also measured by innovation. … Continue reading

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The Crimea Crisis: Consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian Divide

The recent serious developments in the Ukraine expose growing tensions between ethnic Russians and Ukrainians in the country, evident since the Orange Revolution. Recent IZA research shows that these tensions reflect deeper divides in political preferences but also economic disparities … Continue reading

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