Alessio J. G. Brown

United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), Netherlands

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Author

Current position

Co-Director of POP at the United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT); Managing Editor, Journal of Population Economics

Research interest

Employment incentives and policies, globalization and welfare state reform, labor market models and dynamics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Senior Consultant on Active Labor Market Policies, Social Insurance and Skills Measurement, World Bank, Washington, DC, USA; Co-Founder and Executive Director, Global Economic Symposium (GES), Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Kiel, Germany

Past positions

Head of the Research Area “Reforming the Welfare Society”, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Kiel, Germany

Qualifications

Doctor scientiarum politicarum, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, 2009

Selected publications

  • “An incentive theory of matching.” Macroeconomic Dynamics 19:3 (2015): 643–668 (with C. Merkl and D. J. Snower).

  • “The minimum wage from a two-sided perspective.” Economics Letters 14:3 (2014): 389–931 (with C. Merkl and D. J. Snower).

  • “Comparing the effectiveness of employment subsidies.” Labour Economics 18:2 (2011): 168–179 (with C. Merkl and D. J. Snower).

  • “Globalization and the welfare state: A review of Hann Werner Sinn’s Can Germany be Saved?.” Journal of Economic Literature 47:1 (2009): 136–158 (with C. Merkl and D. J. Snower).

  • “Unemployment accounts and employment incentives.” European Journal of Political Economy 24:3 (2008): 587–604.

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