Employment Strategies for Inclusive Transformation Unit, ILO, Switzerland, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Head, Employment Strategies for Inclusive Transformation Unit, ILO, Switzerland
Labor market policies and institutions in developing countries, informality, gender, and migration
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Senior Employment Policy Specialist, ILO, advising governments in South Asia on labor market and economic policy issues
Manager of the Employment Policy and Analysis Programme of the International Training Centre of the ILO, Italy; Senior Employment Policy Specialist, International Labour Organization (ILO), New Delhi, India; Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (MIAESR), Australia
PhD Economics, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and University of Bonn, Germany, 2004
“Understanding the drivers of poverty dynamics in Australia.” Economic Record 84:266 (2008): 310–321 (with H. Buddelmeyer).
Perspectives on Labour Economics for Development. Geneva: ILO, 2013 (with S. Cazes).
The Labour Markets of Emerging Economies. Basingstoke, UK: ILO/Palgrave Macmillan, 2013 (with S. Cazes).
“On lumpiness in the replacement and expansion of capital.” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 72:3 (2010): 263–280 (with W. Letterie and G. Pfann).
“Giving up job search during a recession: The impact of the global financial crisis on the South African labour market.” Journal of African Economies 21:3 (2011): 373–408.
Improving outcomes for women takes more than raising labor force participation—good jobs are important tooSher Verick, December 2018The relationship between female labor force participation and economic development is far more complex than often portrayed in both the academic literature and policy debates. Due to various economic and social factors, such as the pattern of growth, education attainment, and social norms, trends in female labor force participation do not conform consistently with the notion of a U-shaped relationship with GDP. Beyond participation rates, policymakers need to focus on improving women’s access to quality employment.MoreLess