John Winters is Associate Professor of Economics at Iowa State University. John earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University and holds a B.A. in Economics from Mississippi State University. Recent work has examined individual migration decisions, geographic differences in labor market outcomes and quality of life, the effects of state merit scholarship programs, and various aspects of teacher labor markets. His migration research has focused on the migration decisions of college educated persons and students pursuing higher education and he has done work examining the external effects of high human capital workers on local labor markets. His research has been published in journals including Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of Business Venturing, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Regional Science, and Economics of Education Review.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2012.