John Winters is Professor of Economics at Iowa State University and Editor at Papers in Regional Science. John earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University and a B.A. in Economics from Mississippi State University. Recent work has examined individual migration decisions, geographic differences in labor market outcomes, effects of state merit scholarship programs, and regional economic growth. His migration research has focused on the migration decisions of college educated persons and students pursuing higher education and he has done work examining the external effects of high human capital workers on local labor markets. His research has been published in journals including Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Regional Science, Journal of Economic Geography, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Business Venturing, Small Business Economics, and Economics of Education Review.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2012.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13970
published in: Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy, 2021, 51 (1), 1-13
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12997
Jun Yeong Lee, John V. Winters
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12619
published as 'Causal Effects of the Fracking Boom on Long-Term Resident Workers' in: Journal of Region Science, First published: 20 November 2020
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12614
Luyi Han, John V. Winters
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2020, 77, 101996
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12147
published in: Small Business Economics, 2019, 53 (3), 611-629
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12051
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2020, 55 (4), 1400-1426
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11636
published in: Economic Development Quarterly, 2019, 33(3), 212-219
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10996
published in: Contemporary Economic Policy, 2019, 37(3), 476-491
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10852
Durba Chakrabarty, Michael J. Osei, John V. Winters, Danyang Zhao
published as 'Which immigrant and minority homeownership rates are gaining ground in the US?' in: Journal of Economics and Finance, 2019, 43 (2), 273-297
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10688
published in: Journal of Business Venturing, 2017, 32 (4), 371-384
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10245
published in: Economics Letters, 2016, 147 (October), 160-163.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10135
Reilee L. Berger, John V. Winters
published in: Review of Regional Studies, 2016, 46 (3), 281-294