IZA World of Labor

Endorsements

Supportive statements for IZA World of Labor from a selection of our users.

"I just wanted to bring to your attention yet another very useful aspect of the IZA WoL articles. This term I am teaching an undergraduate labor course and I am assigning IZA WoL articles as required reading in my course. The students are very interested in reading these pieces. Besides providing excellent reviews for policy makers and researchers, I think that these articles will also stimulate interest in labor related topics among undergraduate students by illustrating the implications of theoretical frameworks they learn in classes to real world issues."
Professor Abdurrahman Aydemir, Sabinci University, Turkey 

"Bridging the gap between academic research and policymakers is both a crucial task and a formidable challenge. IZA World of Labor has risen to it. Its crystal-clear one-pagers and its balanced and accessible articles are a must for anyone wanting to remain on top of research on the big issues in labor economics."
Samuel Bentolila, Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros, Spain

"IZA World of Labor does a good job in providing a quick and fact-driven overview about the policy-relevant aspects of labor research. I don't know any other outlet with this mission."
Joern Block, Professor of Corporate Management, University of Trier, Germany

"I rely on World of Labor to get the most up-to-date research on labor economics available, and following them on Twitter means I get new research almost instantly. Too often Twitter is people's opinions without facts—in that context, World of Labor's carefully-curated feed is like a breath of fresh air."
Sam Bowman, Executive Director, Adam Smith Institute, UK

"It is well timed since labor economics is becoming more prominent—Why aren't wages rising? Why is productivity growth so poor if we are all being replaced by machines? These are questions all of us need to answer..."
Bill Emmott, former Editor of The Economist

"World of Labor is a major new resource for anyone concerned with the comparative study of labour markets. It offers a treasure-trove of valuable comparative research and analysis."
Anthony Giddens, former Director, London School of Economics

"IZA World of Labor offers the results of policy-relevant research in an easily-digestible form, without compromising the scientific standards of academic research. It is an invaluable tool for keeping up to date on a wide array of topics and provides the information in the most useful way possible to inform policy decisions."
David Kaplan, Economist, Inter-American Development Bank

"In my opinion, IZA World of Labor is a valuable information resource for policymakers in labor economics. I would highly recommend it to policymakers at any level."
Alexander D. Nekipelov, Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences; Director, Moscow School of Economics, Moscow State University