labor markets

NAFTA and the Mixed Effects of Trade: A Mexican Case Study

In August 2017, the United States, Canada, and Mexico began renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)—one of...

The Impact of Financing on Labor Markets in Developing Countries

Most firms in today’s economy are dependent on financial services such as lending or insurance.  Developed countries are at the...

The Interaction between Family Networks and Labor Markets: Evidence from West Africa

Research exposes the significant impact of family networks on labor market dynamics in developing countries.

Creating Jobs to End War

An experiment in Liberia offers new insights on how to deal with ex-combatants after war.

Occupational Licenses: Reason for Caution or Celebration?

A new study finds occupational licenses increase wages, employment, and benefits of those with licenses. While good for entrenched workers, these licenses could be problematic for consumers and non-licensed workers.

Big Health Meets Big Labor: The Effect of the ACA on Labor Markets

Although primarily concerning health policy, the ACA's aftershocks could ripple through the labor market. Recent research suggests increased public health insurance may decrease employment.

Labor Markets, Fertility Decisions and Human Capital Investments

As women in developing countries gain exposure to the labor market, their attitudes toward marriage, fertility, and professional development change.

No Push, No Pull

Pension plans change the labor market for principals and teachers.