Tag Archives: United States

Does modern technology slow down employment growth after recessions?

In the last 25 to 30 years, recoveries from recessions in the US have been plagued by weak employment growth. While before 1990 employment growth during the two years following a recession was a little over five percent, it has … Continue reading

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How deporting all undocumented workers would hurt the U.S. economy

Immigration issues are at the top of many western countries’ political agendas. The EU is still processing all of the ramifications of the refugee crisis. Illegal immigration was also a central theme during the U.S. presidential race. Donald Trump’s promise … Continue reading

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How bad is involuntary part-time work?

By Daniel Borowczyk-Martins (Sciences Po and IZA) and Etienne Lalé (University of Bristol and IZA) When assessing the state of the labor market economists and policy-makers usually look at the unemployment rate. In recent years, observers have been paying increasing … Continue reading

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Barry Chiswick on the design of immigration policies

In a video interview, IZA Fellow Barry Chiswick (George Washington University) talks about the design of immigration policies. He explains how today’s immigration policy can draw on the U.S. experience with mass immigration a century ago, and whether the current … Continue reading

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How can host governments best engage with diaspora groups? IZA and RAND Europe analyze EU and US diasporas

Policymakers increasingly see possibilities in interacting with diaspora communities to improve relationships with their countries of origin and as a means to foster governance and rule of law, and political and economic development in those countries. A new IZA Research … Continue reading

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TTIP: Think in The Interest of the People!

In the world of global commerce, two insights stand out: First, the global trading system badly needs a shot in the arm, all the more so as the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) so-called Bali round, agreed to in December 2013, … Continue reading

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How recessions produce career criminals

Recessions are known to create higher unemployment rates and lower levels of happiness and income. There is also growing evidence that workers who first enter the labor market during economic downturns suffer from poor job matching that impedes their career … Continue reading

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