Phanindra V. Wunnava
Research Fellow

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Wunnava Phanindra V. Wunnava is the David K. Smith Professor of Applied Economics at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, and a Research Fellow at IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor), Bonn, Germany. He joined Middlebury economics department in 1985. He has also served as chair of the department. He was a Research Associate in economics at the State University of New York-Binghamton, NY during the academic years 1989-1992. During the academic year 1999-2000 he was a Visiting Scholar/Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

He was trained under a noted labor economist Solomon Polachek of State University of New York-Binghamton, and received a Ph.D. in economics in 1986. His fields of interest are applied econometrics and labor economics. Wunnava received his Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Commerce degrees from the Andhra University (India), Master of Arts and Doctor of Arts degrees in economics from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.

Wunnava's articles appeared in wide range of scholarly journals (such as Review of Economics and Statistics, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Labor Research, Economics Letters, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Eastern Economic Journal, Applied Economics, Applied Financial Economics, Applied Economics Letters, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Small Business Economics, Economics of Education Review, American Economist, Journal of Business and Economic Studies, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Journal of Forensic Economics, and Empirical Economics Letters) covering the areas of life-cycle union non-union wage/benefit differentials, firm size effects, gender and racial wage differentials, efficiency wage models, charitable contributions towards higher education, disincentive effects of unemployment insurance, infant mortality, effect of net foreign investment on manufacturing productivity, time-series properties of the north American unemployment rates and Asian stock markets, the effect of political regimes on economic growth, fertility determinants, and determinants of internet diffusion. He routinely serves as a referee for a number of scholarly journals.

He also co-edited New Approaches to Economic and Social Analyses of Discrimination (with Richard R. Cornwall) Praeger 1991, Immigrants and Immigration Policy: Individual Skills, Family Ties, and Group Identities (with Harriet Duleep) JAI Press 1996, and Changing Role of Unions: New Forms of Representation, M. E. Sharpe 2004 -- has been recognized by the Industrial Relations Section of Princeton University as one of the twelve Noteworthy Books in Industrial Relations and Labor Economics for 2004. Link to Table of Contents, Preface, Major Themes, and List of Contributors.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2007.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10817  Sarah J. Fossett
Phanindra V. Wunnava
Active Ingredients: Exploring the Key Factors Affecting the Rising Cost of Developing New Drugs
10069  Jordan Glatt
Phanindra V. Wunnava
Help Not Wanted: The Dismal Science of Youth Unemployment's Scarring Effect
8989  Benjamin W. Chute
Phanindra V. Wunnava
Is There a Link Between Employer-Provided Health Insurance and Job Mobility? Evidence from Recent Micro Data
8415  Joaquin Marandino
Phanindra V. Wunnava
The Effect of Access to Information and Communication Technology on Household Labor Income: Evidence from One Laptop Per Child in Uruguay
(published in: Economies, 2017, 5, 35; doi:10.3390/economies5030035)
7497  James T. Bang
Aniruddha Mitra
Phanindra V. Wunnava
Financial Liberalization and Remittances: Recent Longitudinal Evidence
(revised version published in: Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, 2015, 24(8), 1077-1102)
6779  Phanindra V. Wunnava
Recent Longitudinal Evidence of Size and Union Threat Effects across Genders
6459  Phanindra V. Wunnava
Aniruddha Mitra
Robert E. Prasch
Globalization, Institutions, and the Ethnic Divide: Recent Longitudinal Evidence
(published as 'Globalization and the Ethnic Divide: Recent Longitudinal Evidence' in: Social Science Quarterly, 2015, 96 (5), 1475-1492 )
5953  Aniruddha Mitra
James T. Bang
Phanindra V. Wunnava
Financial Liberalization and the Brain Drain: A Panel Data Analysis
(published as 'Financial Liberalization and the Selection of Emigrants: A Cross-national Analysis' in: Empirical Economics, 2014, 47 (1), 199-226)
5428  Albert A. Okunade
Phanindra V. Wunnava
Alumni Giving of Business Executives to the Alma Mater: Panel Data Evidence at a Large Metropolitan Research University
(published as 'Do Business Executives Give More to Their Alma Mater? Longitudinal Evidence from a Large University' in: American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 2013, 72 (3), 761778)
4316  Thierry Warin
Phanindra V. Wunnava
Optat Tengia
Kirsten Wandschneider
Southern African Economic Integration: Evidence from an Augmented Gravity Model
(published in: African Finance Journal, 2011, 13 (1), 1- 13)
3933  David A. Benson
Aaron Lies
Albert A. Okunade
Phanindra V. Wunnava
Small Business Economics of the Lakota Fund on the Native American Indian Reservation
(published in: Small Business Economics, 2011, 36 (2), 157-168)
3739  Thierry Warin
Phanindra V. Wunnava
Hubert P. Janicki
Testing Mundell's Intuition of Endogenous OCA Theory
(published in: Review of International Economics, 2009, 17 (1), 74-89)
3666  Phanindra V. Wunnava
Daniel B. Leiter
Determinants of Inter-Country Internet Diffusion Rates
(published in: American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 2009, 68 (2), 413-426)