Niall O'Higgins is Senior Economist in the ILO's Analysis Unit and Professor of Economics at the University of Salerno. He holds degrees from Trinity College Dublin, York and Sheffield Universities and a Ph.D. from the European University Institute in Florence. His main research interests cover various aspects of labour and experimental economics. He is one of the main authors of the ILO's bi-annual Global Employment Trends for Youth, and is currently co-editing a book on internship. Amongst his recent publications are a book on youth employment policy and papers in the European Economic Review, Cambridge Journal of Economics and B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2008.