Dr. Mihails Hazans is a professor of econometrics at the University of Latvia. M. Hazans is also the Global Labor Organization (GLO) fellow and research associate at the Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies (BICEPS). Projects, to which M. Hazans contributed since 2015, include, among others:
• “The Economic Integration of the Nordic-Baltic Region through Labour, Innovation, Investments and Trade (LIFT)” (for the Research Council of Lithuania/ EEA Grants)
• “Exploring Well-Being and Social Integration in the Context of Liquid Migration” and “The Emigrant Communities of Latvia” (for the Latvian Council of Science)
• “Undeclared work in Latvia”, "An in-depth analysis of the emigration of skilled labour" and “An in-depth analysis of the impact of reforms on inequality” (for the European Commission)
• “Evaluation of the Size of Diaspora" (for Latvia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
• “Investment Tax Incentives in the EU”, "Latvia Tax Review" and "Latvia Active Aging" (for the World Bank)
• “Latvia – OECD Accession Review” (for OECD).
Current research of Mihails Hazans focuses on migration, ethnic minorities, teleworking, informal employment and envelope wages. Professor Hazans contributed chapters to books published by Springer (3), Ashgate, Edward Elgar and OECD Publishing, as well as articles in academic journals such as Economica, Empirica, Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, and the Journal of Population Economics. He often comments on labour and migration issues in media.

Mihails Hazans - citations by July 28, 2022
Scopus: h-index = 7, total number of citations = 147 (7 citations in 2017, 11 in 2018, 16 in 2019, 17 in 2020, 17 in 2021, 8 in 2022)
Web of Science: h-index = 6 (without self-citation), total number of citations = 99 (7 citations in 2017, 6 citations in 2018, 15 in 2019, 8 in 2020, 11 in 2021, 4 in 2022)
Google Scholar: h-index = 21, total number of citations = 1271 (83 citations in 2017, 89 in 2018, 97 in 2019, 90 in 2020, 96 in 2021, 29 in 2022)
ResearchGate: h-index = 16 (without self-citation), total number of citations = 758 (43 citations in 2017, 69 citations in 2018, 79 in 2019, 45 in 2020, 51 in 2021, 14 in 2022).

Mihails Hazans joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2010.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5878
Mihails Hazans, Kaia Philips
published in: Martin Kahanec and Klaus F. Zimmermann (eds), EU Labor Markets After Post-Enlargement Migration, Berlin - Heidelberg: Springer, 2009, 255-304
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5872
published as: World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5917, 2011/12
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5871
extended version published as 'Informal workers across Europe: Evidence from 30 European countries', as World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5912, 2011/12