Amelie F. Constant

George Washington University and Temple University, USA

I am thrilled to be able to contribute to the IZA World of Labor, a ground-breaking project combining academic quality with the simplicity that policymakers need to make wise decisions

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Visiting Professor at George Washington University, USA; Visiting Scholar at Temple University, USA

Research interest

Labor economics, applied micro-econometrics, economics of migration

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Government Economists, and AIRLEAP; Member of the Editorial Board of the Applied Economics Quarterly; Member of the Academia Europaea

Past positions

Executive Director, DIWDC, Washington, DC, USA (2006–2013)


PhD Economics, Vanderbilt University, 1998

Selected publications

  • “Self-employment against employment or unemployment: Markov Transitions across the business cycle.” Eurasian Business Review 4:1 (2014): 1–25 (with K. F. Zimmermann).

  • “Ethnic persistence, assimilation and risk proclivity.” IZA Journal of Migration 1:5 (2012) (with H. Bonin, K. Tatsiramos, and K. F. Zimmermann).

  • “Circular and repeat migration: Counts of exits and years away from the host country.” Population Research and Policy Review 30:4 (2011): 495–515 (with K. F. Zimmermann).

  • “Ethnosizing immigrants.” Journal of Economic and Behavioral Organization 69:3 (2009): 274–287 (with L. Gataullina and K. F. Zimmermann).

  • “An economic analysis of immigration.” In: Payson, S. (ed.). Public Economics: The Government's Role in American Economics. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, forthcoming in 2014, ch. 19.