Tag Archives: United States

Economic costs of global warming

Climate change is considered one of the major challenges of the 21st century. While politicians and scientists at the COP23 climate change conference in Bonn are currently debating the political implications, economists have looked into the various economic consequences of … Continue reading

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Rise in earnings inequality is the biggest difficulty in today’s US labor market

A new IZA World of Labor report looking at the US labor market (2000-2016) finds a remarkable drop in the labor force participation rate; the nearly full recovery of unemployment from the depths of the Great Recession; and the continuing growth in … Continue reading

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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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