Martin Halla
Research Fellow

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too h Halla Martin Halla is currently Professor at the University of Linz, Austria.

After he received a Ph.D. in Economics in 2007 from the University of Linz (supervised by Rudolf Winter-Ebmer) he was Visiting Scholar at the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University and at the Center for Labor Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.

His general research interests are applied microeconometrics, population economics, labour economics, and health economics. In 2008, he was awarded the prize for the best paper by a young economist at the conference of the European Association of Labour Economists in Amsterdam.

His research has been published in the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of Health Economics, the Scandinavian Journal of Economics, and in the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics among others. He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in May 2005 and became a Research Fellow in December 2011.
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IZA World of Labor article: Do joint custody laws improve family well-being?
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10969  Christoph Eder
Martin Halla
Economic Origins of Cultural Norms: The Case of Animal Husbandry and Bastardy
10812  Natalia Danzer
Martin Halla
Nicole Schneeweis
Martina Zweimüller
Parental Leave, (In)formal Childcare and Long-term Child Outcomes
10529  Wolfgang Frimmel
Martin Halla
Jörg Paetzold
The Intergenerational Causal Effect of Tax Evasion: Evidence from the Commuter Tax Allowance in Austria
10095  Christoph Eder
Martin Halla
The Long-lasting Shadow of the Allied Occupation of Austria on its Spatial Equilibrium
9928  Wolfgang Frimmel
Martin Halla
Rudolf Winter-Ebmer
How Does Parental Divorce Affect Children's Long-term Outcomes?
9905  Martin Halla
Harald Mayr
Gerald J. Pruckner
Pilar Garcia-Gomez
Cutting Fertility? The Effect of Cesarean Deliveries on Subsequent Fertility and Maternal Labor Supply
9303  Martin Halla
Gerald J. Pruckner
Thomas Schober
The Cost-Effectiveness of Developmental Screenings: Evidence from a Nationwide Programme
(revised version forthcoming in: Journal of Health Economics)
9091  Martin Halla
Susanne Pech
Martina Zweimüller
The Effect of Statutory Sick Pay Regulations on Workers' Health
8024  Sylvia Frühwirth-Schnatter
Martin Halla
Alexandra Posekany
Gerald J. Pruckner
Thomas Schober
The Quantity and Quality of Children: A Semi-Parametric Bayesian IV Approach
7968  Martin Halla
Martina Zweimüller
Parental Response to Early Human Capital Shocks: Evidence from the Chernobyl Accident
7210  Martin Halla
Mario Lackner
Johann Scharler
Does the Welfare State Destroy the Family? Evidence from OECD Member Countries
(revised version forthcoming in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics)
7064  René Böheim
Marco Francesconi
Martin Halla
Does Custody Law Affect Family Behavior In and Out of Marriage?
6704  Wolfgang Frimmel
Martin Halla
Rudolf Winter-Ebmer
Can Pro-Marriage Policies Work? An Analysis of Marginal Marriages
(published in: Demography, 2014, 51(4), 1357-1379)
6575  Martin Halla
Alexander F. Wagner
Josef Zweimüller
Does Immigration into Their Neighborhoods Incline Voters Toward the Extreme Right? The Case of the Freedom Party of Austria
(revised version forthcoming in: Journal of the European Economic Association)
6310  Franz Hackl
Martin Halla
Michael Hummer
Gerald J. Pruckner
The Effectiveness of Health Screening
(revised version published in: Health Economics, 2014, [Online First])
5833  Martin Halla
Martina Zweimüller
The Effect of Health on Income: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Commuting Accidents
(revised version published in: Labour Economics, 2013, 24, 23-38)
4918  Martin Halla
Tax Morale and Compliance Behavior: First Evidence on a Causal Link
(revised version published in: B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2012, 12 (1), 1-27)
4843  Martin Halla
The Link between the Intrinsic Motivation to Comply and Compliance Behavior: A Critical Appraisal of Existing Evidence
(published in: Friedrich Schneider (ed.), The Handbook on the Shadow Economy, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011, 375-408)
4446  Wolfgang Frimmel
Martin Halla
Rudolf Winter-Ebmer
Assortative Mating and Divorce: Evidence from Austrian Register Data
(revised version published in: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, 2013, 176(4), 907–929)
4314  Martin Halla
The Effect of Joint Custody on Marriage and Divorce
(revised version published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2013, 11 (2), 278–315)
4165  Martin Halla
Mario Lackner
Friedrich Schneider
An Empirical Analysis of the Dynamics of the Welfare State: The Case of Benefit Morale
(revised version published in: Kyklos, 2010, 63 (1), 55-74 )
4016  Franz Hackl
Martin Halla
Gerald J. Pruckner
Volunteering and the State
(revised version published in: Public Choice,2012, 151 (3-4), 465 - 495)
3744  Martin Halla
Johann Scharler
Marriage, Divorce and Interstate Risk Sharing
(revised version published in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2012, 114 (1), 55-78)
3613  Martin Halla
Friedrich Schneider
Alexander F. Wagner
Satisfaction with Democracy and Collective Action Problems: The Case of the Environment
(revised version published in: Public Choice, 2013, 155 (1-2), 109-137)
3536  Martin Halla
Friedrich Schneider
Taxes and Benefits: Two Distinct Options to Cheat on the State?
(revised version published in: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2014, 76(3), 411–431)
2962  Martin Halla
Divorce and the Excess Burden of Lawyers
2544  Christine Atteneder
Martin Halla
Bargaining at Divorce: The Allocation of Custody