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

Professor in Economics, 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

Associate Professor in Economics, the University of Reading, UK (2016–2020); 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

  • "A longitudinal analysis of ethnic unemployment differentials in the UK." Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 46:5 (2020): 879–892.

  • "Does geographical location matter for ethnic wage gaps?" Journal of Regional Science 60:3 (2020): 538–557.

  • "The diversification of inequality." British Journal of Sociology 70:1 (2019): 70–89 (with M. Brynin and W. Zwysen).

  • "Couples’ response to job loss: Boom and recession compared." The Manchester School 86:3 (2018): 333–357 (with M. Bryan).

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