Alexander Hijzen is a senior economist at the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) and a regular contributor to the OECD Employment Outlook. He has worked on a variety of topics, including globalisation and labour markets, the labour market impact of the crisis, social protection in emerging economies and, more recently, job quality. From 2015 to 2016, he was a Visiting Scholar in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund. Prior to joining the OECD he has worked as a post-doctoral fellow for the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP) at the University of Nottingham. His research has been published in international academic journals such as the Economic Journal, European Economic Review and Journal of Human Resources. Alexander holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Nottingham and is of Dutch citizenship.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2012.