IZA World of Labor
Murat Genç

University of Otago, New Zealand, and IZA, Germany

World of Labor promises to be an invaluable source of information for policymakers who want to design good policies based on empirical evidence in a wide range of topics in labor economics. I expect it to be used widely

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Lecturer, Economics, University of Otago, New Zealand

Research interest

Applied microeconometrics, international trade

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Consultant to New Zealand Treasury


PhD Economics, Washington State University, USA, 1989

Selected publications

  • “Understanding price elasticities to inform public health research and intervention studies: Key issues.” American Journal of Public Health 103:11 (2013): 1954–1961 (with N. Nghiem, N. Wilson, and T. Blakely).

  • “Food prices and consumer demand: Differences across income levels and ethnic groups.” PLoS One 8:10 (2013) (with C. Ni Mhurchu, H. Eyles, C. Schilling, Q. Yang, W. Kaye-Blake, and T. Blakely).

  • “Trade, diaspora and migration to New Zealand.” The World Economy 36:5 (2013): 582–606 (with D. Law and J. Bryant).

  • “Migration and tourism flows to New Zealand.” In: Matias, A., M. Sarmento, and P. Nijkamp (eds). Advances in Tourism Economics: Quantitative Methods. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2013; pp. 113–128.

  • “The impact of immigration on international trade: A meta-analysis.” In: Nijkamp, P., M. Sahin, and J. Poot (eds). Migration Impact Assessment: New Horizons. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2012; pp. 301–337 (with M. Gheasi, J. Poot, and P. Nijkamp).