How day-to-day violence affects children’s educational attainment

Innovative study based on detailed crime data from São Paulo, Brazil


Firms owned by immigrant entrepreneurs innovate more

New study compares foreign-born with U.S.-born entrepreneurs in high-tech industries


Tax incentives for filming do not bolster local economies

While US state-level incentives relocated TV series, they did not lead to film industry growth or economic development


How four-day school weeks affect student achievement

Oregon study finds negative effects on test scores particularly for boys and low-income students


What was the effect of Hartz IV on German unemployment?

A macroeconomic controversy and a solution


The ‘Race against the Robots’ and the ‘Fallacy of the Giant Cheesecake’

Immediate and imagined impacts of artificial intelligence


Peer diversity and college performance

Linguistic diversity does not harm native students but enhances non-native speaking students' performance


Work, knowledge and non-hierarchical cooperation

Werner Eichhorst outlines his vision of “human(e) capitalism” in the working world of the future

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IZA Fellow Alan Krueger passes away

Distinguished Princeton University economist dies at age 58


Immigration and attitudes toward redistribution in Europe

How the share of immigrants at the regional level affects popular support for welfare policies

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Boundaries betweeen work and leisure are blurring in both directions

Many employees work after hours from home, but they also do private stuff at work


How minimum wages affect employment and labor market participation

Analysis of short-run effects based on individual-level data


Who goes on disability when times are tough?

The role of social costs of take-up among immigrants


Gender quota on corporate boards in Italy had no spillover effects

Representation of women in top executive and high-paid positions remains low


Revisiting the importance of replication studies in economics

Debate about the effectiveness of public health efforts at the turn of the 20th century


Revealing stereotypes to teachers can improve student outcomes

Immigrant students receive lower grades despite same performance as natives


Telework increases employees’ stress levels

Well-being effects differ between working from home and bringing work home from the office


Stalled progress of women in economics

Productivity differences do not explain gender disparity in promotion rates


Graduates from EU countries more likely to leave UK because of Brexit

First evidence of causal impact on return intentions


What hides behind the German labor market miracle?

Decrease in separation rates explains much of the decline in unemployment after the Hartz reforms

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The platform economy in Germany

IZA research report on industrial relations and social dialogue in the age of collaborative economy


Are professors good teachers?

Lower-ranked instructors are just as good when it comes to tutorial teaching


Steering more students into STEM?

Costs of delivering postsecondary instruction differ markedly by field of study


Blind hiring is curbing biased decisions — using algorithms and AI

A 'white' name can dramatically increase chances of being invited to a job interview


Wheelchair users face considerable discrimination in the labor market

Disability reduced callback rates by 50% in a field experiment


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