Simonetta Longhi

University of Reading, UK, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor represents a great opportunity to summarize complex findings from academic research and communicate them to decision makers in plain English. I am pleased to be part of this project

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor in Economics, the University of Reading, UK

Research interest

Internal and international migration, integration of migrants, wage and employment differentials across groups, unemployment and on-the-job search

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Research Affiliate, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), London

Past positions

Senior Research Officer and Research Fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, 2005–2016; Researcher, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2005


PhD Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam, 2005

Selected publications

  • "Residential energy expenditures and the relevance of changes in household circumstances." Energy Economics 49 (2015): 440–450.

  • A Practical Guide to Using Panel Data. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2015 (with A. Nandi).

  • "Employed and unemployed job seekers and the business cycle." Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 76:4 (2014): 463–483 (with M. Taylor).

  • "Cultural diversity and subjective well-being." IZA Journal of Migration 3:13 (2014).

  • "The effects of agglomeration on wages: Micro-level evidence." Journal of Regional Science 53:3 (2013): 443–463 (with B. Fingleton).