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Should top journals publish rapidly written papers on Covid-19?

This is a slightly inward-looking question at a time where many lives are at stake, but it is not an unimportant one. Publications give both incentives and – maybe more importantly – some level of accreditation. At a time where a lot of material is circulating, accreditation seems very important. Traditional economics articles tend to […]

An economic model of the Covid-19 epidemic: The importance of testing and age-specific policies

joint with L.Brotherhood, C. Santos and M. Tertilt This paper explores policies to curb the COVID-19 epidemic such as testing, quarantines, and shelter-at-home in an SIR epidemiological model where individual agents differ by age and react in prevention efforts to the disease and policies. Find Out More

IZA Young Labor Economist Award goes to Leah Boustan and Philipp Kircher

Outstanding research on different facets of labor economics We are pleased to announce the 2019 IZA Young Labor Economist Award. This biennial prize is awarded to outstanding labor economists whose Ph.D. was received fewer than 15 years ago. The 2019 Award goes to Leah Platt Boustan (Princeton University) for her historical research on immigration, and […]

Technological Change: New Sources, Consequences, and Impact Mitigation

ERC funded project Tech Change started in May 2019. The Consolidator Grant awarded to Philipp Kircher has started in May and will last for five year. The principal investigator, together with his team of researchers, will explore the effects of technological progress on the size and the structure of firms as well as on the workforce. They will study […]