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. 12147
forthcoming in: Small Business Economics, 2019
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12051
forthcoming in: Journal of Human Resources, 2019
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11636
forthcoming in: Economic Development Quarterly, 2018
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10996
forthcoming in: Contemporary Economic Policy, 2018 (First published: 16 July 2018)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10852
Durba Chakrabarty, Michael J. Osei, John V. Winters, Danyang Zhao
published as 'Which immigrant and minority homeownership rates are gaining ground in the US?' in: Journal of Economics and Finance, 2019, 43 (2), 273-297
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10688
published in: Journal of Business Venturing, 2017, 32 (4), 371-384
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10245
published in: Economics Letters, 2016, 147 (October), 160-163.