Alexander Hijzen
Research Fellow

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Hijzen Alexander Hijzen is a senior economist at the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) and a regular contributor to the OECD Employment Outlook. He has worked on a variety of topics, including globalisation and labour markets, the labour market impact of the crisis, social protection in emerging economies and, more recently, job quality. From 2015 to 2016, he was a Visiting Scholar in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund. Prior to joining the OECD he has worked as a post-doctoral fellow for the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP) at the University of Nottingham. His research has been published in international academic journals such as the Economic Journal, European Economic Review and Journal of Human Resources. Alexander holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Nottingham and is of Dutch citizenship.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2012.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10204  Alexander Hijzen
Pedro S. Martins
No Extension Without Representation? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Collective Bargaining
9753  Andrea Garnero
Alexander Hijzen
Sébastien Martin
More Unequal, But More Mobile? Earnings Inequality and Mobility in OECD Countries
9391  Alexander Hijzen
Ryo Kambayashi
Hiroshi Teruyama
Yuji Genda
The Japanese Labour Market during the Global Financial Crisis and the Role of Non-Standard Work: A Micro Perspective
(published in: Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 2015, Vol. 38, pp. 260-281)
7594  Alexander Hijzen
Leopoldo Mondauto
Stefano Scarpetta
The Perverse Effects of Job-Security Provisions on Job Security in Italy: Results from a Regression Discontinuity Design
(forthcoming as "The Impact of Employment Protection on Temporary Employment: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design" in: Labour Economics, 2017 )
7404  Peter N. Gal
Alexander Hijzen
Zoltan Wolf
The Role of Institutions and Firm Heterogeneity for Labour Market Adjustment: Cross-Country Firm-Level Evidence
7291  Alexander Hijzen
Sébastien Martin
The Role of Short-Time Work Schemes during the Global Financial Crisis and Early Recovery: A Cross-Country Analysis
(published in: IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 2013, 2:5 [journal version])
5259  Alexander Hijzen
Pedro S. Martins
Thorsten Schank
Richard Upward
Do Foreign-Owned Firms Provide Better Working Conditions Than Their Domestic Counterparts? A Comparative Analysis
(published as 'Foreign-owned firms around the world: A comparative analysis of wages and employment at the micro-level' in: European Economic Review, 2013, 60, 170-188)
1249  Alexander Hijzen
Holger Görg
Robert C. Hine
International Outsourcing and the Skill Structure of Labour Demand in the United Kingdom
(published in: Economic Journal, 2005, 115 (506), 860-878)
717  Alexander Hijzen
Holger Görg
Robert C. Hine
International Fragmentation and Relative Wages in the UK