Martin Guzi is an Assistant Professor at Masaryk University in Brno. He obtained a master’s degree in mathematics at Comenius University in Bratislava and a PhD in Economics at CERGE-EI in 2013. Martin stayed at IZA as a Resident Research Affiliate in 2009/2013 and became an IZA Research Fellow in December 2015.

His research interests are labour economics, with a focus on work migration, income adequacy, the careers of university graduates, social welfare schemes, and subjective well-being.

Martin organizes Young Economists' Meeting and Research Seminar series at Masaryk University.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 11369

Theory asserts that individuals' migration decisions depend more on their expectations about future income levels than on their current income levels. We find that the implementation of market-oriented reforms in post-communist countries, by forming good economic prospects, has reduced emigration as predicted by theory. Our estimates show that migration flows...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10443
published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2017, 38 (7), 996-1015. Article

The economic literature starting with Borjas (2001) suggests that immigrants are more flexible than natives in responding to changing sectoral, occupational, and spatial shortages in the labor market. In this paper, we study the relative responsiveness to labor shortages by immigrants from various origins, skills and tenure in the country...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9726
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2017, 30(1), 265-306. Article

This paper investigates how ethnic diversity, measured by the immigrants' countries of origin, influences the well-being of the host country. Using panel data from Germany for the period 1998 to 2012, we find a positive effect of ethnic diversity on the well-being of German citizens. To corroborate the robustness of...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9108

Theoretical arguments and previous country-level evidence indicate that immigrants are more fluid than natives in responding to changing labor shortages across countries, skill-groups or industries. The diversity across EU member states enables us to test this hypothesis across various institutional, economic and policy contexts. Drawing on the EU LFS and...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8847

The role of institutions in immigrant integration remains underexplored in spite of its essential significance for integration policies. This paper adopts the Varieties of Capitalism framework to study the institutional determinants of Immigrant-Native gaps in host labor markets. Using the EU LFS we first measure immigrant-native gaps in labor force...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7618
published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2015, 36(1), 48-67, Article

This paper makes use of a large sample of individual data obtained from web surveys in the WageIndicator project. Data includes extensive information on the quality of working conditions together with different well-being indicators. The paper emphasizes the role of work-related characteristics as a specific and very important aspect of...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7478
published in: Czech Journal of Economics and Finance, 2014, 64 (5), 407-431, Open Access

Paper demonstrates the existence of a welfare trap in the Czech Republic, created by the tax and social security systems. Combining individual data from the Czech Labor Force Survey and the Czech Household Income Survey, the analysis exploits the difference between the available social benefits and the net household income...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6285

We explore a potential source of human capital spatial disparities: the unequal access to tertiary education caused by the absence/presence of a local university. Because the entrance to a university is a sequential process in the Czech Republic we model both a student's decision to apply to a university and...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6075
published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2013, 34 (1), 24-38, Article

The paper studies the impact of unemployment benefits on immigration. A sample of 19 European countries observed over the period 1993-2008 is used to test the hypothesis that unemployment benefit spending (UBS) is correlated with immigration flows from EU and non-EU origins. While OLS estimates reveal the existence of a...