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Three IZA Research Fellows receive Economics Nobel Prize

2021 Prize goes to David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens

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Costs and benefits of postponing elections during the pandemic

New study on voting, contagion and the trade-off between public health and political rights

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Air pollution reduces electoral support for government parties

New study identifies emotions as an explanation why poor air quality affects voting decisions

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What happens to workers at firms that adopt new technologies?

Study finds that digital technologies increase workers' employment stability, wage growth and earnings

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IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting of Labor Economists celebrates 20th anniversary

Researchers discussed topics related to labor market inequalities and policy responses

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Hotter temperatures increased workplace injuries in California

New study finds that incidents are undercounted in official records

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UK sugar levy effectively reduced calorie intake from soft drinks

New study identifies product reformulation as key driver

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How social norms affect people’s willingness to fight climate change

Survey experiment shows climate-friendly behaviors and norms among fellow citizens are vastly understimated

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The impact of climate change on labor markets

IZA workshop discusses new research on the labor market implications of global warming

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Rapid tests effectively contain COVID-19

New research shows that antigen testing has played a major role in curbing the pandemic in Germany

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How environmental pollution affects educational and labor market outcomes

IZA workshop discusses new research on environment, health and labor markets

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Machine learning in the welfare system

Algorithms are more accurate at predicting welfare dependency than standard early warning systems

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More goals, fewer babies?

New research finds a drop in birth rates nine months after major sports events

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New research on the economic effects of migration policies

IZA's 17th annual migration meeting with 17 presenters covered a variety of topics and countries

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The burden of mandatory waiting periods for abortions

Lengthier waits and two-trip policies pose substantial obstacles

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Loneliness and social isolation in Europe

The pandemic's toll on loneliness could have consequences long after the virus recedes

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Losing a parent strongly affects teenagers’ mental health

Study from Finland finds substantial reductions in years of schooling, employment, and earnings

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Zooming to class?

Experimental study provides evidence on college students' online learning during COVID-19

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Working from home may hurt productivity

New research based on workplace analytics data finds employees work more hours for the same output

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Short-time work reduces unemployment and stabilizes aggregate demand

Lower risk of income loss moderates drop in consumption

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Measuring labor market conditions

New research presented at IZA workshop on labor statistics

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Covid-19 scrambled European country ranking of labor market performance

Small changes in unemployment and inactivity, but notable differences between countries in 2020

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Higher minimum wage lowers enrollment in academic programs at universities

Study from Canada investigates the impact of the minimum wage on individuals' schooling decisions

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IZA Young Labor Economist Award goes to Patrick Kline

Outstanding research on empirical methodology in labor economics and on wage inequality

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Relative comparisons affect performance and choices in college

Whether someone is a big fish in a little pond is largely a matter of luck, but it changes how students behave

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