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. 9811
published in: Growth and Change, 2017, 48 (4), 590-610
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9647
published in: Energy Economics, 2017, 62, 283-290
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9631
published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2017, 84 (1), 26-51
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9630
published in: IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 2016, 5:4
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9512
published in: Annals of Regional Science, 2017, 59 (3), 629-649
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9416
published in: Journal of Economic Education, 2016, 47 (2), 187-191
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9371
published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2016, 83 (2), 527-549
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8984
revised portion published in: Contemporary Economic Policy, 2017, 35 (3), 542-550
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8966
published in: Urban Studies, 2017, 54 (8), 1956-1973
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8875
published in: IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 2015, 4:15