John S. Earle has been an IZA Research Fellow since 1999, shortly after IZA's founding. The recipient of economics and piano degrees from Oberlin College and Conservatory and the economics MA and PhD from Stanford University, he has taught at George Mason University's School of Public Policy (since 2010), the Central European University (1991-2013), Stanford University (1990-2000), the Stockholm School of Economics (1997-2001), and the University of Vienna (1991). He has been an affiliated researcher with the Institute for International Studies at Stanford (1995-97), the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (1997-2001), the Center for Advanced Studies in Vienna (1991-92) and the Brookings Institution (1987).

Professor Earle's research focuses on the firm-level and worker-level effects of public policies, particularly issues involving structural and institutional change, and he has written widely on labor markets, political economy, firm performance, privatization and corporate governance, entrepreneurship, industry dynamics, organizational practices, productivity, and the consequences of restructuring for employees. His approach is comparative, institutional, and interdisciplinary, and much of his work develops and analyzes large micro-databases for multiple economies in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the US.

Publications include more than 60 articles in refereed scholarly journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, Economic Journal, Journal of Finance, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Labor Economics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Labour Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Research in Labor Economics, American Political Science Review, Academy of Management Journal, European Economic Review, Lancet, and Corporate Governance. He has also published four books and numerous chapters in edited volumes, as well as articles and reports for policymakers and broader audiences.

Professor Earle's policy experience includes stints at the Council of Economic Advisers, the Congressional Budget Office, and the U.S. Geological Survey in Washington, D.C., and policy advising and consulting with the World Bank, OECD, USAID, and the Russian-European Center for Economic Policy. He is also Director of the Labor Project at the Central European University and a past president of the Association for Comparative Economic Studies.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 1999.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12190
forthcoming in: I. Ganguli, S. Kahn, M.MacGarvie (eds.), The Roles of Immigrants and Foreign Students in U.S. Science, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship,'NBER, 2019
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11662
forthcoming as 'Start-Ups, Job Creation, and Founder Characteristics' in: Industrial and Corporate Change
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9489
J. David Brown, John S. Earle, Yana Morgulis
published in: John Haltiwanger, Erik Hurst, Javier Miranda, and Antoinette Schoar (eds.), Measuring Entrepreneurial Businesses: Current Knowledge and Challenges, University of Chicago Press, 2017, 371 - 410.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9267
publlished in: Journal of Finance, 2017, 72 (3), 1039 - 1080
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9261
published as 'Is Privatization Working in Ukraine?' in: Comparative Economic Studies, 2019, 61 (1), 1 - 35
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8510
published in: American Journal of Political Science, 2015, 59(3), 708-723
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7544
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7095
published as 'Foreign Ownership and Wages: Evidence from Hungary, 1986 -2008 ' in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2017, 71 (2), 458 - 491