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IZA appoints Thomas Dohmen as Research Director

We warmly welcome Thomas J. Dohmen, who will become Research Director at IZA as of September 1, 2017. Professor Dohmen will retain his chair at the University of Bonn while taking leave to strategically advise IZA and devote more time … Continue reading

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Who feels the pain of science research budget cuts?

By Bruce A. Weinberg (Ohio State University and IZA) Science funding is intended to support the production of new knowledge and ideas that develop new technologies, improve medical treatments and strengthen the economy. The idea goes back to influential engineer … Continue reading

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Now over 10,000 papers in the IZA DP series!

Established in 1998, starting with 100 papers in the first two years, the IZA Discussion Paper series now includes more than 10,000 working papers authored by IZA researchers and network members. On average, a new IZA DP goes online every … Continue reading

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A new definition for ‘replications’ in social science

A series of small wars have recently erupted between researchers in labor, development, and other fields of economics. They involve disagreements over studies claiming that they cannot “replicate” some earlier study’s result. Replication lies in the bedrock of science. The … Continue reading

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James Heckman on Gary Becker’s unique approach to economics

Gary Becker (December 2, 1930 – May 3, 2014) has changed the economic profession like few before him. With his brilliant work on human capital and the economics of the family, but also on such issues as drug abuse and … Continue reading

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Ethnically diverse co-authors produce better research papers

Thinking about a new research paper? You may want to start searching for co-authors of different ethnicity. Statistically, this will increase the chances to get your paper accepted in a top journal. That’s what a new IZA Discussion Paper (written … Continue reading

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IZA Director Klaus F. Zimmermann receives EIB Prize

The Luxembourg-based EIB Institute announced on July 3 that IZA Director Klaus F. Zimmermann has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the European EIB Prize awarded for excellence in social and economic research and its implementation and diffusion. Zimmermann … Continue reading

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