Institute for the Study of Labor
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IZA's main focus is the economic analysis of national and international labor markets within a broad range of research areas. Furthermore IZA provides policy advice on crucial labor market issues for national and international policy institutions. It runs the world's largest research network in economic science, comprising over 1,300 international Research Fellows and Affiliates, as well as Policy Fellows from business, politics, society and the media. As an independent non-profit institution, IZA draws financial support from the research-sponsoring activities of the Deutsche Post-Foundation and other sources.
- President: Klaus Zumwinkel
- Director: Klaus F. Zimmermann
- Director of Research: Corrado Giulietti
IZA's research activities currently concentrate on eight program areas providing high-standard labor market research on a wide array of topics:
- Evaluation of Labor Market Programs
- Behavioral and Personnel Economics
- Labor Markets and Institutions
- Labor Markets in Emerging and Transition Economies
- The Future of Labor
- Employment and Development
- Environment and Employment
IZA Journal Series
The IZA Journal Series consists of five journals owned by IZA which they describe as "international academic journals in labor economics and related fields." The journals are published on IZA's behalf by Springer Science+Business Media since 2012.
- IZA Journal of Labor Economics
- IZA Journal of Labor Policy
- IZA Journal of Migration
- IZA Journal of Labor & Development
- IZA Journal of European Labor Studies
Journal of Population Economics
The institute is also associated with a sixth journal, the Journal of Population Economics, which covers the "relationships between economic and demographic problems."
IZA Prize in Labor Economics
Since 2002 IZA awards the IZA Prize in Labor Economics. Past laureates include:
- Jacob Mincer, 2002
- Orley Ashenfelter, 2003
- Edward Lazear, 2004
- Dale T. Mortensen and Christopher A. Pissarides 2005
- David Card and Alan B. Krueger 2006
- Richard B. Freeman 2007
- Richard Layard and Stephen Nickell 2008
- Richard Easterlin 2009
- Francine D. Blau 2010
- George J. Borjas and Barry R. Chiswick 2011
In 2006, IZA also established the "IZA Young Labor Economist Award" to honor an outstanding published paper in labor economics written by researchers under 40 years of age at the time of publication. The prize money of 5,000 Euros is shared between the authors. Winners include:
- 2006: Enrico Moretti
- 2007: Oriana Bandiera, Iwan Barankay, Imran Rasul
- 2008: Fabian Lange
- 2009: Alexandre Mas
- 2010: Raj Chetty
- 2011: Johannes Abeler, Steffen Altmann, Sebastian Kube, Mathias Wibral
- 2012: Scott Carrell and Mark Hoekstra
- Amelie F. Constant (June 2013). "The IZA Journals". Retrieved 2014-03-28.
- "IZA Journals". Retrieved 2014-03-28.
- "IZA Institute for the Study of Labor – Journals". Retrieved 2014-03-28.
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