Tag Archives: labor demand

Has Uber made it easier to get a ride in the rain?

Standing or walking in the rain is an activity best avoided. In New York City (NYC), when faced with such inclement weather, the demand for personal transportation naturally increases. During such scenarios, taxi drivers spend less time searching for customers … Continue reading

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How globalization prevents wage increases

It is widely believed that certain types of workers suffer from globalization since firms’ international engagement might lead to lower job security and lower bargaining power in wage negotiations. In particular, low-skilled workers are seen as the losers of globalization … Continue reading

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And the IZA Prize goes to… Dan Hamermesh!

Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin and Royal Holloway, University of London) is this year’s winner of the IZA Prize in Labor Economics. He will receive the prestigious award, worth 50,000 euros, in recognition of his fundamental contributions … Continue reading

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Don J. DeVoretz on the economics of citizenship

In the latest IZA interview Don J. DeVoretz, IZA Research Fellow and Professor of Economics at the Simon Fraser University in Canada, talks about migration and the importance of citizenship.

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