Niall O’Higgins is Senior Research Specialist in the ILO's Youth Employment Programme 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. Currently, his main research interests cover various aspects of labour economics (School-to-Work Transition, Human Capital Investment, Youth Labour Markets, Evaluation of Labour Market Policy, Labour Migration, Vulnerable Groups in the Labour Market, Labour Markets in Central and Eastern Europe) and experimental economics (Social Capital, Imitation & Reciprocity).

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2008.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9901
published in: European Economic Review, Volume 107, August 2018, pp. 86–98
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9249
published in: O’Higgins, N. and G. Coppola (eds), Youth unemployment and the crisis: Unemployment, education and health in Europe, Routledge , Abdingdon, 2016
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7792
published in: International Review of Applied Economics, 2016, 30(5), 591-604
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7667
Published in: Cambridge Journal of Economics 2015, 39 (2), 631-654
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6434
published in: Comparative Economic Studies, 2012, 54 (2), 395-412
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