Steven Stillman is a Professor of Economics at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. He is also an affiliated Senior Research Associate at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust and an affiliated Research Fellow at the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration and CESifo. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington in 2000.

Steve’s research focuses on empirical labour economics, specializing in the behavior of individuals and households. He is broadly interested in research on migration, health, nutrition, education, and political economy.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in August 2001.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 12168
published in: Labour Economics, 2019, 61, Article 101749
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10110
John Gibson, David McKenzie, Halahingano Rohorua, Steven Stillman
published in: Journal of Development Economics, 2019, 138, 99-115
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9492
John Gibson, David McKenzie, Halahingano Rohorua, Steven Stillman
published in: World Bank Economic Review, 2018, 32(1), 127-47
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6150
published in: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, 2012, 643 (1), 18-45
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5854
published in: Public Choice, 2013, 156(3), 517-536
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5686
published as 'Innovation and the Local Workforce' in: Papers in Regional Science, 2014, 93(1), 183–201
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5232
John Gibson, Steven Stillman, David McKenzie, Halahingano Rohorua
published in: Health Economics, 2013, 22 (6), 655-672
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5211
published in: IZA Journal of Migration, 2016, 5 (18), 1-23
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4375
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2011, 93 (4), 1297-1318
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3874
published as "Return migration and the age profile of retirement among immigrants" in: IZA Journal of Migration 2013, 2:20
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2449
published in: Economic Record, 2009, 85(269), 146-163
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2087
published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2010, 8(4), 913-945
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1857
Sarah Crichton, Steven Stillman, Dean Hyslop
published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2011, 50 (1), 763-83
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1092
published in: Economic Journal, 2008, 118 (531), 1385–1417
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1091
published in: Labour Economics, 2007, 14 (2), 201-230
IZA Discussion Paper No. 574
published in: Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2004, 53 (1), 131-56