Anzelika Zaiceva

  • Current position:
    Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics “Marco Biagi,” University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy; and Visiting Research Fellow, IZA, Bonn, Germany
  • Positions/functions as policy advisor:
    Policy advice and participation in projects for the OECD and European Commission
  • Research interest:
    Labor and population economics, economics of transition and development
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  • Affiliations:
    University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, and IZA, Germany
  • Past positions:
    Research Associate, IZA, Germany; Research Fellow, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Qualifications:
    PhD Economics, European University Institute (Florence), 2007
  • Personal statement about IZA World of Labor:
    IZA World of Labor is an extremely important project that bridges cutting-edge labor economics research with policy. I am very happy to be part of it
  • Selected publications:
    • “The wage and non-wage costs of displacement in boom times: Evidence from Russia.” Journal of Comparative Economics 41 (2013): 1184–1201 (with H. Lehmann, A. Muravyev, and T. Razzolini).
    • “East-west migration and gender: Is there a differential effect for migrant women?” Labour Economics 17:2 (2010): 443–454.
    • “Scale, diversity and determinants of labour migration in Europe.” Oxford Review of Economic Policy 24:3 (2008): 428–452 (with K. F. Zimmermann).
    • “Returning home at times of trouble? Return migration of EU enlargement migrants during the crisis.” In: Kahanec, M., and K. F. Zimmermann (eds). Migration and the Great Recession: Adjustments in the Labour Market of an Enlarged European Community. Berlin: Springer, 2015 (with K. F. Zimmermann).
    • “Lessons from migration after EU enlargement.” In: Kahanec, M., and K. F. Zimmermann (eds). EU Labor Markets after Post-Enlargement Migration. Berlin: Springer, 2010; pp. 3–45 (with M. Kahanec and K. F. Zimmermann).
  • Articles

Post-enlargement emigration and new EU members’ labor markets

Outmigration has contributed to increasing wages and decreasing unemployment in the new EU member states but may also cause skills shortages

August 2014

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by Anzelika Zaiceva Zaiceva, A

The recent EU enlargements into Central and Eastern Europe and increased labor mobility within the Union provide a unique opportunity to evaluate the labor market effects of emigration. Outmigration has contributed to higher wages for stayers, as well as to lower unemployment in the source country. However, emigration has also exacerbated skills shortages in some sectors, as well as mismatches between skills and jobs.

The impact of aging on the scale of migration

Older people migrate less than young, yet with population aging, mobility of elderly and specialized workers may increase

November 2014

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by Anzelika Zaiceva Zaiceva, A

Population aging will continue in the future, in both developed and developing countries. This may lead to lower migration, since the desire to migrate declines later in the life cycle. In addition, indirect labor demand effects may also reduce migration. However, migration of the elderly, return retirement migration, as well as mobility of certain specialist workers such as health and longer-term care providers, may increase. Also, in a family context, the emigration of children may have significant consequences for the elderly left behind, both in terms of poverty risk and health care.