University of Reading, UK, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor in Economics, the University of Reading, UK
Internal and international migration, integration of migrants, wage and employment differentials across groups, unemployment and on-the-job search
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Research Affiliate, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), London
Senior Research Officer and Research Fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, 2005–2016; Researcher, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2005
PhD Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam, 2005
"Residential energy expenditures and the relevance of changes in household circumstances." Energy Economics 49 (2015): 440–450.
A Practical Guide to Using Panel Data. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2015 (with A. Nandi).
"Employed and unemployed job seekers and the business cycle." Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 76:4 (2014): 463–483 (with M. Taylor).
"Cultural diversity and subjective well-being." IZA Journal of Migration 3:13 (2014).
"The effects of agglomeration on wages: Micro-level evidence." Journal of Regional Science 53:3 (2013): 443–463 (with B. Fingleton).
The variation of racial wage gaps across and within groups requires differing policy solutionsSimonetta Longhi, June 2017In many developed countries, racial and ethnic minorities are paid, on average, less than the native white majority. While racial wage differentials are partly the result of immigration, they also persist for racial minorities of second and further generations. Eliminating racial wage differentials and promoting equal opportunities among citizens with different racial backgrounds is an important social policy goal. Inequalities resulting from differences in opportunities lead to a waste of talent for those who cannot reach their potential and to a waste of resources if some people cannot contribute fully to society.MoreLess