Paul J. Devereux

University College Dublin, Ireland, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Economics, University College Dublin, Ireland

Research interest

Labor economics, applied econometrics

Past positions

Assistant Professor, UCLA, USA


PhD Economics, Northwestern University, 1997

Selected publications

  • “Forced to be rich? Returns to compulsory schooling in Britain.” Economic Journal 120 (December 2010) (with R. Hart).

  • “From the cradle to the labor market? The effect of birth weight on adult outcomes.” Quarterly Journal of Economics 122:1 (2007): 409-439 (with S. Black and K. Salvanes).

  • “Improved errors-in-variables estimators for grouped data.” Journal of Business and Economic Statistics 25(July 2007): 278-287.

  • “The more the merrier? The effect of family size and birth order on children’s education.” Quarterly Journal of Economics (May 2005): 669-700 (with S. Black and K. Salvanes).

  • “Why the apple doesn’t fall far: Understanding the intergenerational transmission of education.” American Economic Review (March 2005) (with S. Black and K. Salvanes).