Konstantinos Tatsiramos

Program Coordinator and Visiting Research Fellow

University of Luxembourg, LISER

Konstantinos Tatsiramos holds a Joint Professorship in Labor Economics at the University of Luxembourg and LISER. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the European University Institute in Florence, an M.Sc. in Economics from University College London and a B.Sc. in Economics from Athens University of Economics and Business. Prior to joining the University of Luxembourg and LISER he worked as an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham (2013-2017), as a Reader and Lecturer at the University of Leicester (2011-2013) and as a Researcher at IZA from 2005 to 2011.

His main research interests lie in labor economics and applied micro-econometrics, with particular emphasis on labor market institutions, unemployment dynamics and mobility. His research has been published in the Journal of the European Economic Association, the European Economic Review, and the Journal of Applied Econometrics, among others.

He is the IZA Co-Editor of "Research in Labor Economics" since 2007, one of the Program Coordinators for the IZA Research Area "Labor Market Institutions" since 2008, and the IZA World of Labor Subject Editor on "Demography, Family and Gender" since 2014.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 10089

This paper studies the influence of family, schools and neighborhoods on life-cycle earnings inequality. We develop an earnings dynamics model linking brothers, schoolmates and teenage parish neighbors using population register data for Denmark. We exploit differences in the timing of family mobility and the partial overlap of schools and neighborhoods...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6950
published in: Journal of Economic Surveys, 2014, 28 (2), 284 - 311

With the emergence of the Great Recession unemployment insurance (UI) is once again at the heart of the policy debate. In this paper, we review the recent theoretical and empirical evidence on the labor market effects of UI design. We also discuss policy issues related to UI design, including the...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6540
published in: Labour Economics, 2012, 19 (4), 624 - 632

Job protection reduces job turnover by changing firms' hiring and firing decisions. Yet the effect of job protection on workers' quit decisions and post-quit outcomes is still unknown. We present the first evidence using individual panel data from 12 European countries, which differ both in worker turnover rates and in...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5240
substantially revised version downloadable here is published as "With a Little Help from My Friend? Quality of Social Networks, Job Finding and Job Match Quality" in: European Economic Review, 2015, 78, 55-75

We investigate the effect of social interactions on labor market outcomes using a direct measure of social contacts based on information about individuals’ three best friends and their characteristics. We examine the effect of the number of employed friends on the transition from non-employment to employment, and we find the...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4670
published in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2013, 28 (4), 604-627

The generosity of the Unemployment Insurance system (UI) plays a central role for the job search behavior of unemployed individuals. Standard search theory predicts that an increase in UI benefit generosity, either in terms of benefit duration or entitlement, has a negative impact on the job search activities of the...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4350
published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2009, 29, 253-271

This paper investigates the effect of a native spouse on the transitions into and out of entrepreneurship of male immigrants in the U.S. We find that those married to a native are less likely to start up a business compared to those married to an immigrant. This finding is robust...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3907
revised version published as 'The Effect of Delaying Motherhood on the Second Childbirth in Europe' in: Journal of Population Economics, 2011, 25 (1), 291-321

This paper analyzes the effect of delayed motherhood on fertility dynamics for women living in several European countries, which differ in terms of their institutional environments. We show that the effect of delaying the first child on the transition to the second birth differs both among working and non-working women...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3853
revised version published in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2011, 26 (4), 641 - 668

We investigate the direct and long-run effects of fertility on employment in Europe estimating dynamic models of labor supply under different assumptions regarding the exogeneity of fertility and modeling assumptions related to initial conditions, unobserved heterogeneity and serial correlation in the error terms. We find overall large direct and long-run...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3250
published in: Economics Bulletin, 2013, 33(1), 126-137

Using recently-available data from the New Immigrant Survey, we find that previous self-employment experience in an immigrant’s country of origin is an important determinant of their self-employment status in the U.S., increasing the probability of being self-employed by about 7 percent. Our results improve on the previous literature by measuring...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3069
revised version published as "Job displacement and the transitions to re-employment and early retirement for non-employed older workers" in: European Economic Review, 2010, 54 (4), 517-535

Despite the increased frequency of job loss for older workers in Europe, little is known on its effect on the work-retirement decision. Employing individual data from the European Community Household Panel for Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K., a multivariate competing-risks hazard model is estimated in which the effect of...