Sher Verick
Research Fellow

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Verick Since September 2011, Sher Verick is Senior Employment Specialist in the ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia in New Delhi.

Sher Verick studied at the National Centre of Development Studies, Australian National University, in Canberra, Australia, where he received a Master of Economics degree. He was awarded the Helen Hughes Prize for academic excellence. From 1999 to 2000 he worked as a research assistant at the Centre for Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, University of Manchester, UK. After completing his doctorate in economics at IZA and the University of Bonn in 2004, he worked as a Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research. From 2005 to 2009, Sher Verick was an Economic Affairs Officer with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. From 2009 to 2011, he was Senior Research Economist with the ILO in Geneva.

His current research interests include labour market policies and institutions in Africa, informal employment and working poverty.

He joined IZA as a Resident Research Affiliate in November 2001 and became a Research Fellow in December 2004.
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IZA World of Labor article: Female labor force participation in developing countries
 
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
6116  Sher Verick
Giving Up Job Search During a Recession: The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the South African Labour Market
(published in: Journal of African Economies, 2012 (forthcoming), published online 30 January 2012)
4934 
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Sher Verick
Iyanatul Islam
The Great Recession of 2008-2009: Causes, Consequences and Policy Responses
(published in: Iyanatul Islam and Sher Verick (eds.), From the Great Recession to Labour Market Recovery: Issues, Evidence and Policy Options, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK; ILO/Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)
4359  Sher Verick
Who Is Hit Hardest during a Financial Crisis? The Vulnerability of Young Men and Women to Unemployment in an Economic Downturn
(published in: Iyanatul Islam and Sher Verick (eds.), From the Great Recession to Labour Market Recovery: Issues, Evidence and Policy Options, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK; ILO/Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)
3296  Leonce Ndikumana
Sher Verick
The Linkages between FDI and Domestic Investment: Unravelling the Developmental Impact of Foreign Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa
(published in: Development Policy Review, 2008, 26 (6), 713-726)
2827  Hielke Buddelmeyer
Sher Verick
Understanding the Drivers of Poverty Dynamics in Australian Households
(published in: Economic Record, 2008, 84 (266), 310-321)
1256  Sher Verick
Do Financial Incentives Promote the Employment of the Disabled?
1212  Michael Polder
Sher Verick
Dynamics of Labour and Capital Adjustment A Comparison of Germany and the Netherlands
1132  Sher Verick
Wilko Letterie
Gerard A. Pfann
Non-Linearities in the Expansion of Capital Stock
(published in: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2010, 72 (3), 263-280)
991  Sher Verick
Threshold Effects of Dismissal Protection Legislation in Germany
 

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