Monthly Archives: January 2018

Civility and trust in social media

Trust is a fundamental asset for economic development. Social media have been credited with the potential of reinvigorating trust by offering new opportunities for social and political participation. This view has been recently challenged by the rising phenomenon of online … Continue reading

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‘Dreamers’ could give US economy – and even American workers – a boost

By Amy Hsin (City University of New York) Earlier this month, hopes were high that a bipartisan deal could be reached to resolve the fate of the “Dreamers,” the millions of undocumented youth who were brought to the U.S. as … Continue reading

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IZA Fellow Robert LaLonde (1958-2018)

We regret to announce that Professor Robert LaLonde, IZA Research Fellow since 2001, passed away on January 17, 2018, after a long illness. Except for three years on the Michigan State University faculty, Bob spent his entire professional career, since … Continue reading

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What drives the gender pay gap?

The earnings differential between men and women is a recurring topic in academic research and policy debates. While the gender pay gap is sometimes interpreted as a blatant sign of discrimination that calls for stricter equal pay legislation, the story … Continue reading

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When the unhealthy self kills our New Year’s resolutions

“New Year’s Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.” — This quote attributed to Mark Twain describes what many people experience as they … Continue reading

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