Alfonso Sousa-Poza
Research Fellow

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Sousa-Poza Alfonso Sousa-Poza holds a Professorship in Economics at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart (Germany), and is a Director of the Institute for Health Care & Public Management. Alfonso Sousa-Poza is the coordinating editor of the Journal of the Economics of Ageing.

Alfonso Sousa-Poza studied computer science at the University of Cape Town, and economics at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, from which he obtained his PhD in 1999. From 1996 until 2007 he was employed at the Research Institute for Labour Economics and Labour Law at the University of St. Gallen.

His primarily empirical research interests are in the fields of health, labour and population economics.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2007.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10963  Peng Nie
Alfonso Sousa-Poza
What Chinese Workers Value: An Analysis of Job Satisfaction, Job Expectations, and Labor Turnover in China
10953  Micha Kaiser
Mirjam Reutter
Alfonso Sousa-Poza
Kristina Strohmaier
Smoking and the Business Cycle: Evidence from Germany
9893  Peng Nie
Anu Rammohan
Wencke Gwozdz
Alfonso Sousa-Poza
Developments in Undernutrition in Indian Children Under Five: A Decompositional Analysis
9051  Wencke Gwozdz
Alfonso Sousa-Poza
Lucia A. Reisch
Karin Bammann
Gabriele Eiben
Yiannis Kourides
Eva Kovács
Fabio Lauria
Kenn Konstabel
Alba M. Santaliestra-Pasias
Krishna Vyncke
Iris Pigeot
Peer Effects on Obesity in a Sample of European Children
(published in: Economics and Human Biology, 2015, 18, 139–152)
8911  Peng Nie
Steffen Otterbach
Alfonso Sousa-Poza
Long Work Hours and Health in China
(published in: China Economic Review, 2015, 33, 212-229)
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Jan Michael Bauer
Alfonso Sousa-Poza
Impacts of Informal Caregiving on Caregiver Employment, Health, and Family
(published in: Journal of Population Ageing, 2015, 8(3), 113-145)
8528  Peng Nie
Alfonso Sousa-Poza
Xiaobo He
Peer Effects on Childhood and Adolescent Obesity in China
(published in: China Economic Review, 2015, 35, 47-69)
8438  Steffen Otterbach
Alfonso Sousa-Poza
Job Insecurity, Employability, and Health: An Analysis for Germany across Generations
(published in: Applied Economics, 2016, 48 (14), 1303-1316 [journal version])
8030  Peng Nie
Alfonso Sousa-Poza
Maternal Employment and Childhood Obesity in China: Evidence from the China Health and Nutrition Survey
(published in: Applied Economics, 2014, 46(20), 2418–2428)
7371  Wencke Gwozdz
Alfonso Sousa-Poza
Lucia A. Reisch
Wolfgang Ahrens
Stefaan De Henauw
Gabriele Eiben
Juan M. Fernández-Alvira
Charalampos Hadjigeorgiou
Eva Kovács
Fabio Lauria
Toomas Veidebaum
Garrath Williams
Karin Bammann
Maternal Employment and Childhood Obesity: A European Perspective
(published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2013, 32 (4), 728-742)
7328  Beatriz Fabiola López Ulloa
Valerie Moller
Alfonso Sousa-Poza
How Does Subjective Well-Being Evolve with Age? A Literature Review
(published in: Journal of Population Ageing, 2013, 6 (3), 227-246)
7205  David E. Bloom
Alfonso Sousa-Poza
Ageing and Productivity: Introduction
(published in: Labour Economics, 22 (2013) 1–4)
6126  David N.F. Bell
Steffen Otterbach
Alfonso Sousa-Poza
Work Hours Constraints and Health
(published in: Annales d'Économie et de Statistique, 2012, 105-106, 35-54)
5551  Monnet Benoit Patrick Gbakou
Alfonso Sousa-Poza
Engel Curves, Spatial Variation in Prices and Demand for Commodities in Côte d'Ivoire
4053  Wencke Gwozdz
Alfonso Sousa-Poza
Ageing, Health and Life Satisfaction of the Oldest Old: An Analysis for Germany
(published in: Social Indicators Research, 2010, 97(3), 325-339)
3256  Justina A.V. Fischer
Alfonso Sousa-Poza
Does Job Satisfaction Improve the Health of Workers? New Evidence Using Panel Data and Objective Measures of Health
(published in: Health Economics, 2009, 18 (1), 71-89)
3019  Fred Henneberger
Alfonso Sousa-Poza
Alexandre Ziegler
Performance Pay, Sorting, and Outsourcing
2714  David Dorn
Alfonso Sousa-Poza
'Voluntary' and 'Involuntary' Early Retirement: An International Analysis
(published in: Applied Economics, 2010, 42 (4), 427-438)
2374  Thomas Liebig
Patrick A. Puhani
Alfonso Sousa-Poza
Taxation and Internal Migration: Evidence from the Swiss Census Using Community-Level Variation in Income Tax Rates
(published in: Journal of Regional Science, 2007, 47 (4), 807-836)