Yves Zenou

Book: Urban Labor Economics

My book: "Urban Labor Economics" came out in May 2009 at Cambridge University Press.

You can access it by clicking here.

 Here are links to some reviews of the book: in Regional Science and Urban Economics [PDF], Journal of Regional Science [PDF], in Economica [PDF]

Contents/Preface/General Introduction [PDF]

Part 1: Urban Search-Matching

Introduction to Part 1 [PDF]

Part 2: Urban Efficiency Wages

Introduction to Part 2 [PDF]

Part 3: Urban Ghettos and the Labor Market

Introduction Part 3 [PDF]

Leading Research Environment

IFN at the top


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The Research Institute of Industrial Economics, IFN, is a private and independent foundation devoted to pursuing highly relevant research for trade and industry.

The researchers at IFN are united in their belief that economic methods offer a powerful tool for understanding society.

The main research programs are:

  1. economics of entrepreneurship
  2. globalization and corporate restructuring
  3. economics of the service sector
  4. economics of the electricity markets
  5. economics of institutions and culture.

Global Award

Research on entrepreneurship




The Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research is the foremost global award for research on entrepreneurship.This Prize is awarded annually with a prize sum of EUR 100,000.

IFN in cooperation with Entreprenörskapsforum and Vinnova are the principals of the award, in cooperation with the donor, Lars Backsell.

Professor Boyan Jovanovic, New York University, is the winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2019. 

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