Julián Messina
Research Fellow

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too w Messina Julián Messina graduated from the European University Institute in June 2002. He worked at the research department of the European Central Bank from 2001 to 2005. He is currently an associate professor (on leave) at the University of Girona, and works at the Office of the Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank. Current research projects include the study of the extent of wage rigidities in European countries and Latin America, and the effects of different labour market institutions on the determination of human capital investments, employment and wage dynamics. His work has been published, among others, in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, the Economic Journal, Journal of the European Economic Association, European Economic Review and Labour Economics.

He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in July 2000 and became a Research Fellow in April 2003.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
7911  Ximena Del Carpio
Julián Messina
Anna Sanz-de-Galdeano
Minimum Wage: Does It Improve Welfare in Thailand?
5778  Julián Messina
Anna Sanz-de-Galdeano
Wage Rigidity and Disinflation in Emerging Countries
(published in: American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2014, 6 (1), 102-133)
5719  Mikael Carlsson
Julián Messina
Oskar Nordström Skans
Wage Adjustment and Productivity Shocks
5250  Ana Lamo
Julián Messina
Etienne Wasmer
Are Specific Skills an Obstacle to Labor Market Adjustment?
(published in: Labour Economics, 2011, 18 (2), 240-256)
4982  Ana Lamo
Julián Messina
Formal Education, Mismatch and Wages after Transition: Assessing the Impact of Unobserved Heterogeneity Using Matching Estimators
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2010, 29 (6), 1089-1099)
4158  Federico Cingano
Marco Leonardi
Julián Messina
Giovanni Pica
The Effect of Employment Protection Legislation and Financial Market Imperfections on Investment: Evidence from a Firm-Level Panel of EU Countries
(substantially revised version published as 'The Effects of Employment Protection Legislation and Financial Market Imperfections on Investment: Evidence from a Firm-Level Panel of EU Countries' in: Economic Policy, 2010, 25 (61). 117 - 163)
3884  Julián Messina
Chiara Strozzi
Jarkko Turunen
Real Wages over the Business Cycle: OECD Evidence from the Time and Frequency Domains
(published in: Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 2009, 33(6), 1183-1200)
2487  William T. Dickens
Lorenz Götte
Erica L. Groshen
Steinar Holden
Julián Messina
Mark E. Schweitzer
Jarkko Turunen
Melanie E. Ward-Warmedinger
How Wages Change: Micro Evidence from the International Wage Flexibility Project
(published in: Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2007, 21 (2), 195-214)
2045  Julián Messina
Giovanna Vallanti
Job Flow Dynamics and Firing Restrictions: Evidence from Europe
(revised version published in: Economic Journal, 2007, 117 (521), F279 - F301)
747  Julián Messina
Sectoral Structure and Entry Regulations
(revised version published as 'The role of product market regulations in the process of structural change' in: European Economic Review, 2006, 50 (7), 1863-1890)