Niall O'Higgins is Senior Economist in the ILO's Analysis Unit and Professor of Economics at the University of Salerno. He holds degrees from Trinity College Dublin, York and Sheffield Universities and a Ph.D. from the European University Institute in Florence. His main research interests cover various aspects of labour and experimental economics. He is one of the main authors of the ILO's bi-annual Global Employment Trends for Youth, and is currently co-editing a book on internship. Amongst his recent publications are a book on youth employment policy and papers in the European Economic Review, Cambridge Journal of Economics and B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2008.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 4229
revised version published in: Economics and Human Biology, 2010, 8 (1), 44-57
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4208
revised version published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2010, 31(2) 163-187
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3584
revised version published as "Suit the action to the word, the word to the action" in: Research in Economics, 2009, 63 (4), 253-265
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3292
published in: Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia, 2007, 66(2), 207-246
IZA Policy Paper No. 103
published in: Andy Furlong (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Youth and Young Adulthood, 2nd Edn, 2017
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