Niall O’Higgins is Senior Research Specialist in the ILO's Youth Employment Programme 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. Currently, his main research interests cover various aspects of labour economics (School-to-Work Transition, Human Capital Investment, Youth Labour Markets, Evaluation of Labour Market Policy, Labour Migration, Vulnerable Groups in the Labour Market, Labour Markets in Central and Eastern Europe) and experimental economics (Social Capital, Imitation & Reciprocity).

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2008.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4229
revised version published in: Economics and Human Biology, 2010, 8 (1), 44-57
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4208
revised version published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2010, 31(2) 163-187
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3584
revised version published as "Suit the action to the word, the word to the action" in: Research in Economics, 2009, 63 (4), 253-265
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3292
published in: Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia, 2007, 66(2), 207-246
IZA Policy Paper No. 103
published in: Andy Furlong (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Youth and Young Adulthood, 2nd Edn, 2017
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