Dr. Alessio J. G. Brown

Co-Director of POP

Research group(s):
8. Population, Development and Labour Economics (coordinator)

Dr. Alessio J.G. Brown is  Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT and  Honorary Professor / Chair in Labour and Macroeconomics at Maastricht University.

Dr. Alessio J.G. Brown is Head of Strategy and PMO at Saloodo!.

He is also Member of the Advisory Board of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), of which he previously was the founding Director.

.From 2014 to 2016 Alessio J.G. Brown was Director of Strategy and Research Management and Member of the Board at IZA. Before joining IZA Alessio J.G. Brown was Senior Consultant to the World Bank (2011-2013) and in various research and management positions at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (2004-2014). Among others he was Executive Director of the Global Economic Symposium (GES, 2007-2014) and Head of Research Area (2008-2010).

His main research interests are in the field of labour economics with a strong policy focus especially in the areas of employment incentives and policies, globalisation and welfare state reform as well as labour market models and dynamics.

Alessio J.G. Brown studied Business Administration in Passau and Dublin. He successfully completed the Advanced Studies Program in Economic Policy Research at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and received his doctorate (summa cum laude) for his dissertation "Incentive Models of the Labour Market" from Kiel University in October 2009.




Selected publications by Alessio J. G. Brown


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Brown, Alessio J. G. & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2017, Jagdhunde der Globalisierung, Personalführung, 2017(7-8): 32-37, More information
Brown, Alessio J. G. & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2017, Three decades of publishing research in population economics, Journal of Population Economics, 30(1): 11–27, More information
Brown, Alessio J. G., Christian Merkl & Dennis J. Snower, 2015, An Incentive Theory of Matching, Macroeconomic Dynamics, 19(3): 643-668, More information
Brown, Alessio J. G. & Johannes Köttl, 2015, Active Labor Market Policies: Employment Gain or Fiscal Drain?, IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 4: 12, More information
Brown, Alessio J. G., Christian Merkl & Dennis J. Snower, 2014, The Minimum Wage from a Two-Sided Perspective, Economics Letters, 124(3): 389-931
Brown, Alessio J. G., Christian Merkl & Dennis J. Snower, 2011, Comparing the Effectiveness of Employment Subsidies, Labour Economics, 18(2): 168-179
Boss, Alfred, Alessio J. G. Brown, Christian Merkl & Dennis J. Snower, 2009, Hiring Vouchers – Effectivity and Implementation, Journal for Labour Market Research, 42(3): 255-266
Snower, Dennis J., Alessio J. G. Brown & Christian Merkl, 2009, Globalization and the Welfare State: A Review of `Can Germany Be Saved?, Journal of Economic Literature, 47(1): 136-158
Boss, Alfred, Alessio J. G. Brown & Dennis J. Snower, 2008, Unemployment Accounts for Germany, Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 9(2): 139-155
Brown, Alessio J. G., Mike Orszag & Dennis J. Snower, 2008, Unemployment Accounts and Employment Incentives, European Journal of Political Economy, 24(3): 587-604


Book chapters
Brown, Alessio J. G. & Dennis J. Snower, 2010, Tax Reforms and Social Accounts: Incentives for Efficient Re-distribution, in: Sheila Lawlor, Poverty or Prosperity? Tax, Public Spending and Economic Recovery, Politeia and Imprint Academic, London, UK, 104-117
Brown, Alessio J. G., Wolfgang Lechthaler & Christian Merkl, 2009, Firing Costs and the Business Cycle: policy Implications in Light of the Financial Crisis, in: Henning Klodt and Harmen Lehment, The Crisis and Beyond, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Kiel, Germany


Books (monograph or edited volume)
Brown, Alessio J. G. & Dennis J. Snower (eds.), 2013, Global Economic Solutions 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Kiel, Germany, More information


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Brown, Alessio J. G. & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2016, Three decades of publishing research in population economics, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-055
Brown, Alessio J. G., Britta Kohlbrecher, Christian Merkl & Dennis J. Snower, 2016, The effects of productivity and benefits on unemployment: Breaking the link, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-032


External working papers
Brown, Alessio J. G. & Dennis J. Snower, 2009, The Incentives and Complementarities of Flexicurity, Kiel Working Paper 1526, More information


Theses
Brown, Alessio J. G., 2009, Incentive Models of the Labour Market, Christian-Albrechts Universität Kiel


Briefs
Brown, Alessio J. G., 2015, Can hiring subsidies benefit the unemployed?, IZA World of Labor 2015: 163. doi: 10.15185/izawol.163, 10, More information
Brown, Alessio J. G. & Dennis J. Snower, 2012, Skills Development: Rethinking our Future, OECD Observer 290/291 (2012), pp.47-48, 2
Brown, Alessio J. G. & Johannes Köttl, 2012, Active Labor Market Programs: How, Why, When, and to What Extent are they Effective?, World Bank ECA Knowledge Brief, 58 (2012), World Bank, 4, More information
Brown, Alessio J. G., Christian Merkl & Dennis J. Snower, 2007, Hiring Vouchers More Effective than Low-Wage Subsidies, ifo-Schnell-Dienst 60 (2007), 4, Reform Concepts for Increasing Employment in the Low-Income Sector, 37-41


Other (editorship, media appearance, keynote, etc.)
Brown, Alessio J. G. & Dennis J. Snower, 2009, Banking Benefit: Welfare Accounts for the Individual, Politeia Policy Series 62