Friedrich Schneider

  • Current position:
    Professor of Economics ("Chair" in Economic Policy and Public Finance, tenured position), Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria
  • Positions/functions as policy advisor:
    Austrian Industries, Federal Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Federal Austrian Ministry of Economics, Federal Austrian Ministry of Finance, National Central Bank for Germany, Austria, Bank Austria, Brussels EU Commission
  • Research interest:
    General economic policy, public finance, shadow economy, organized crime, environmental economics, privatization and deregulation policies, and public choice
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  • Affiliations:
    Johannes Kepler University, Austria, and IZA, Germany
  • Past positions:
    Research Professor at the Department of International Economics, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Berlin, Germany (2006–); Visiting Professor, Otago University, New Zealand (2013); Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board of the Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany (2013–2016)
  • Qualifications:
    PhD Economics, University of Konstanz, 1976
  • Personal statement about IZA World of Labor:
    I’m excited to be a part of this fascinating and innovative project. I hope that policymakers and academics alike will find IZA World of Labor an interesting and creative way to quickly learn the latest state of research on a wide range of issues in labor and immigration policy
  • Selected publications:
    • “The quality of institutions and satisfaction with democracy in Western Europe—A panel analysis.” European Journal of Political Economy (2009) (with A. F. Wagner and M. Halla).
    • “Characteristic of Household Sector of the Hidden Economy in an Emerging Economy.” Applied Economics 12 (2008) (with S. Sookram and P. K. Watson).
    • “Shadow economies and corruption all over the world: Empirical results for 1999 to 2003.” International Journal of Social Economics, Series 1 35:9 (2008).
    • “Tax rate and tax evasion: An empirical analysis of the long-run aspects in Italy.” European Journal of Law and Economics 35:2 (2013): 273–293 (with E. Marzano and B. Chiarini).
    • “Taxes and benefits: Two options to cheat on the state.” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics (2013) (with M. Halla).
  • Articles

Does corruption promote emigration?

Corruption is a driving force of emigration, especially for high-skilled workers, but also for other workers

October 2015

10.15185/izawol.192 192

by Friedrich Schneider Schneider, F

Knowing whether corruption leads to higher emigration rates—and among which groups—is important because most labor emigration is from developing to developed countries. If corruption leads highly-skilled and highly-educated workers to leave developing countries, it can result in a shortage of skilled labor and slower economic growth. In turn, this leads to higher unemployment, lowering the returns to human capital and encouraging further emigration. Corruption also shifts public spending from health and education to sectors with less transparency in spending, disadvantaging lower-skilled workers and encouraging them to emigrate.