- globalization and the labor market
- skill biased technological change
- skill mismatch
- skill transferability
- trade and labor markets
- trade and productivity
- trade and the labor market
- trade liberalization
- trade policy and firm performance
- wage inequality
- women's employment issue
- women's labor force behavior
- work and family life
- worker displacement
- worker mobility
Hâle Utar is the Sidney Meyer Professor of International Economics at Grinnell College, USA.
Utar received her PhD from the Pennsylvania State University, USA and her BA from Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Her research explores how international trade reshapes the organization of firms, industries, and labor markets. In a series of recent papers, Utar provides detailed analyses of how globalization in the form of import competition provokes adaptation in advanced country manufacturing firms, oftentimes costly transition for workers to other sectors and occupations, and indeed transformations in society in the form of polarization and changes in family patterns. Utar's work has appeared in top economic journals including the Review of Economic Studies, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the International Economic Review, the American Economic Journal, Applied Economics and the Journal of Development Economics.
Hâle Utar joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2022.