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The 2020 IZA Prize in Labor Economics goes to Lawrence Katz

Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the analysis of earnings inequality and educational change

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IZA Young Labor Economist Award presented in San Diego

Leah Boustan and Philipp Kircher honored for their research

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Are women more willing to accept jobs with lower pay?

New research on quit behavior, job satisfaction, and job preferences

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How the rise of industrial robots affects family behavior

Men's 'economic value' on the marriage market has fallen with growing labor market uncertainty

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Worker representation in the boardroom increases capital formation

Firms invest more when employees get seats on the board

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Changing work arrangements and their implications for workers

3rd IZA Workshop on Labor Statistics discusses research on contract work

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Taxing billionaires

Geographical location of the ultra-wealthy in the U.S. is highly sensitive to state estate taxes

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How earthquakes affect social preferences

When people are exposed to a disaster, their demand for redistribution increases

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Tobacco control strategies that work

New findings on the effectiveness of smoking bans, sales restrictions and pictorial warnings

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Why don’t we sleep enough?

Field experiment explores the role of behavioral biases in sleep choice and shows that monetary incentives work

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How traffic pollution affects children’s academic performance

Lower test scores, more behavioral incidents, and more absences

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Effects of banning the Islamic veil in public schools

French policy improved Muslim girls' educational outcomes

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Economic causes and consequences of mass shootings

Perpetrators are often low-educated and in financial distress — shootings leave lasting scars on local labor markets

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Why the German police deserve your trust

Police applicants self-select on trustworthiness and the willingness to enforce norms of cooperation

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Skills, preferences and labor market outcomes

3rd IZA/HSE workshop discusses new research from post-transition and emerging economies

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Does pay-for-performance in education work at scale?

Nationwide program in Peru has little effects on student achievement

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What happens when you deregulate the teacher labor market?

British reform increased pay dispersion and improved student performance

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Identifying policy levers in education settings

4th IZA Workshop on the Economics of Education

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Legacy and athlete preferences at Harvard

Admissions advantages of privileged applicants have gone up over time

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Do workers discriminate against female bosses?

Criticism has a much larger negative effect on both female and male workers’ attitudes if it comes from a female boss

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Matching workers and jobs online

IZA workshop brought together economists and computer scientists from academia and practice

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Indoor air pollution hampers cognitive performance

Chess players make more mistakes when breathing dirtier air

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Low Emission Zones in Germany improve population health

Reduced air pollution in urban areas translates into fewer circulatory and respiratory diseases

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Mothers’ employment encourages children to work more as adults

Working mothers serve as role models especially for daughters

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How wage expectations differ by gender

Sorting, children, and negotiation styles explain persistent gender inequalities in starting salaries and lifetime pay

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