Iga Magda

Warsaw School of Economics and Institute for Structural Research, Poland

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Current position

Vice President, Institute for Structural Research (IBS) Warsaw; Assistant Professor, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

Research interest

Labor economics, health, social and educational policies

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Member of Advisory Board on Employment Policies for People Aged 50+, 2012-2013; Head of Labor Market Analyses Unit, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, 2005–2009


PhD Economics, Warsaw School of Economics, 2010

Selected publications

  • "Long-term unemployment in Poland." In: Bentolila, S., and M. Jansen (ed). Long-Term Unemployment after the Great Recession: Causes and Remedies. London: CEPR, 2016 (with P. Lewandowski).

  • "Gender inequalities in the Polish labour market." In: Razzu, G. (ed). Gender Inequality in the Eastern European Labour Market. Abingdon: Routledge, 2016 (with J. Baran, R. Keister, and P. Lewandowski).

  • "Lower coverage but stronger unions? Institutional changes and union wage premia in central Europe." Journal of Comparative Economics 44:3 (2015) 638–656 (with D. Marsden and S. Moriconi).

  • "Women as workers–In the middle of a marathon." In: Beblavy, M., I. Maselli, M. Veselkova (eds). Green, Pink & Silver? The Future of Labour in Europe, Vol. 2. Brussels: CEPS, 2015 (with A. Kamińska).

  • "Wage differentials across sectors in Europe: An east-west comparison." Economics of Transition 19:4 (2011): 749–769 (with F. Rycx F., I. Tojerow I., and D. Valsamis).