John Winters is Associate Professor of Economics at Iowa State University and Editor at Papers in Regional Science. John earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University and a B.A. in Economics from Mississippi State University. Recent work has examined individual migration decisions, geographic differences in labor market outcomes, effects of state merit scholarship programs, and regional economic growth. 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.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12997
Jun Yeong Lee, John V. Winters
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12619
forthcoming in: Journal of Region Science, 2020, under the title "Causal Effects of the Fracking Boom on Long-Term Resident Workers"
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12614
Luyi Han, John V. Winters
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2020, 77, 101996
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12147
published in: Small Business Economics, 2019, 53 (3), 611-629
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12051
forthcoming in: Journal of Human Resources, 2019