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April 15 :  New IZA Discussion Papers No. 8096-8106
March 28 :  Latest issue of IZA Compact now available online
March 01 :  Top 10 downloads of IZA Discussion Papers for last month available
January 20 :  Globalization remains a hot topic – IZA DP generates 100,000 downloads in 8 years
January 10 :  IZA Young Labor Economist award presented in Philadelphia
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Globalization remains a hot topic – IZA DP generates 100,000 downloads in 8 years

Assessing the social consequences of globalization in terms of employment and income distribution is a hot issue among academics and policymakers. An IZA Discussion Paper authored in 2006 by Eddy Lee (ILO) and Marco Vivarelli (Catholic University of Milano and IZA) has put forward an articulated investigation of both theoretical prescriptions and available empirical evidence on the topic. The main result is that the optimistic Heckscher-Ohlin/Stolper-Samuelson predictions do not apply. In other words, increasing trade and foreign direct investment in a developing country does not automatically lead to employment creation nor to a decrease in within-country inequality.

Published in the International Labour Review, the IZA DP entitled "The Social Impact of Globalization in the Developing Countries" is widely used and cited, especially by PhD students and officials within international organizations. Now the paper has set a new record: in the eight years since publication, the PDF file has been downloaded over 100,000 times from the IZA website [view IZA DP Top 10 downloads].


IZA Young Labor Economist award presented in Philadelphia

front: Hershbein, Bailey, Miller
back: Zimmermann, Giulietti
At the traditional IZA reception during the Annual Meeting of the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA), held in Philadelphia in January 2014, IZA Director Klaus F. Zimmermann and Research Director Corrado Giulietti presented the 2013 IZA Young Labor Economist Award to Martha Bailey (University of Michigan), Brad Hershbein (Upjohn Institute) and Amalia Miller (University of Virginia) for their article "The Opt-In Revolution? Contraception, Fertility Timing and the Gender Gap in Wages" (American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2012).

The award-winning paper shows that the narrowing of the gender gap in the 1980s can be traced back to a revolution in the flexibility and family planning possibilities brought about by legal access to the contraception pill. This allowed women to "opt in" the labor market, accumulate more education, and enter into higher paid jobs.

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New Research Fellows and Affiliates of the past three months

What's New

Bailey, Martha J. Barrett, Garry Borgschulte, Mark Borowczyk-Martins, Daniel
Boutin, Delphine Daly, Mary C. Dhuey, Elizabeth Fedorets, Alexandra
Galichon, Alfred Gihleb, Rania Graetz, Georg Hershbein, Brad J.
Janssen, Simon Jinkins, David Kaletski, Elizabeth Kim, Jinyoung
Laouénan, Morgane Mendola, Mariapia Miller, Amalia Monras, Joan
Mora, Marie T.

Upcoming Events

IZA Research Seminars

24.04.2014  Eric A. Hanushek (Stanford University)
General Education, Vocational Education, and Labor-Market Outcomes over the Life-Cycle
(joint work with Guido Schwerdt, Ludger Woessmann and Lei Zhang)
29.04.2014  Nicole B. Simpson (Colgate University)
Single Mothers and The Earned Income Tax Credit: Insurance Without Disincentives?
(joint work with Kartik Athreya and Devin Reilly)
07.05.2014  Jenny Williams (University of Melbourne)
- to be announced -
08.05.2014  Colm P. Harmon (University of Sydney)
- to be announced -

Bonn Economics Research Seminar

- No seminars scheduled for the upcoming weeks -

Approaching submission deadlines for international conferences

20.04.2014  3rd IZA@DC Young Scholar Program
21.09.2014 - 26.09.2014 Washington, DC, USA
25.05.2014  5th Joint IZA/IFAU Conference on Labor Market Policy Evaluation
09.10.2014 - 10.10.2014 Uppsala, Sweden

Recent Discussion Papers

What's New The following Discussion Papers have been published and are now downloadable in PDF format:
(view monthly Top 10 downloads)
No. Author(s) Title
8106 Teresa Randazzo
Matloob Piracha
Remittances and Household Expenditure Behaviour in Senegal
8105 Michela Ponzo
Vincenzo Scoppa
Does the Home Advantage Depend on Crowd Support? Evidence from Same-Stadium Derbies
8104 Gary Charness
Francesco Feri
Miguel A. Meléndez-Jiménez
Matthias Sutter
Experimental Games on Networks: Underpinnings of Behavior and Equilibrium Selection
8103 Wayne A. Grove
Michael Jetter
The Superstar Quest: Does Youth Talent Predict Professional Success for Female and Male Tennis Players?
8102 Marco Alberto De Benedetto
Maria De Paola
Candidates' Quality and Electoral Participation: Evidence from Italian Municipal Elections
8101 Katja Görlitz
Sylvi Rzepka
Does Regional Training Supply Determine Employees' Training Participation?
8100 Nils Saniter
Thomas Siedler
The Effects of Occupational Knowledge: Job Information Centers, Educational Choices, and Labor Market Outcomes
8099 Daniel Avdic
Petter Lundborg
Johan Vikström
Learning-by-Doing in a Highly Skilled Profession When Stakes Are High: Evidence from Advanced Cancer Surgery
8098 John W. Budd
Aaron J. Sojourner
Jaewoo Jung
Are Voluntary Agreements Better? Evidence from Baseball Arbitration
8097 Olivier Godart
Holger Görg
Aoife Hanley
Trust-Based Work-Time and Product Improvements: Evidence from Firm Level Data
8096 Michael Gibbs
Susanne Neckermann
Christoph Siemroth
A Field Experiment in Motivating Employee Ideas
8095 Farzana Afridi
Vegard Iversen
Social Audits and MGNREGA Delivery: Lessons from Andhra Pradesh
8094 Arusha Cooray
Friedrich Schneider
Does Corruption Promote Emigration? An Empirical Examination
8093 Junfu Zhang
Liang Zheng
Are Ghettos Good or Bad? Evidence from U.S. Internal Migration
8092 Carmel U. Chiswick
Immigrants and Religion
8091 Núria Rodríguez-Planas
Lídia Farré
Migration, Crisis and Adjustment in an Enlarged E(M)U: The Spanish Perspective
8090 Ingo E. Isphording
Sebastian Otten
Linguistic Barriers in the Destination Language Acquisition of Immigrants
8089 Corrado Giulietti
Jackline Wahba
Yves Zenou
Strong versus Weak Ties in Migration
8088 Gregory Verdugo
The Great Compression of the French Wage Structure, 1969-2008
8087 Ugo Colombino
Five Crossroads on the Way to Basic Income: An Italian Tour

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