Anzelika Zaiceva

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, and IZA, Germany

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

IZA World of Labor role


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

Research interest

Labor and population economics, economics of transition and development

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Policy advice and participation in projects for the OECD and European Commission

Past positions

Research Associate, IZA, Germany; Research Fellow, University of Bologna, Italy


PhD Economics, European University Institute (Florence), 2007

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).