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. 8730
revised version with different title forthcoming in Papers in Regional Science
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8616
published in: Economics Letters, 2015, 126 (1), 25-27
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7830
published in: Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2014, 48, 190-198
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7584
John V. Winters, Weineng Xu
published in: Journal of Economic Education, 2014, 45 (3), 262-276
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7434
published in: Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 2014, 35 (4), 464-476
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7381
revised version published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2015, 33 (4), 973-1006. [Online First]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6869
published in: Journal of Economic Geography, 2013, 13 (5), 799-822
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6801
published in: Journal of Regional Science, 2015, 55(3), 364-390
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6766
revised version published in: Review of Income and Wealth, 2014, 60 (4), 930-947