Mária Balgová


I am a postdoctoral researcher at IZA in Bonn, Germany. I hold a PhD (DPhil) from the University of Oxford. I will be on the 2023-2024 job market.

In my research, I try to understand various aspects of the labour market. I focus on the spatial dimension of the search and matching: how workers and firms search and find each other across space, and how this drives geographic mobility and regional differences.

I also study why firms don't post wages in their vacancies, what types of flexible jobs are good for workers, and why immigrants struggle to assimilate in the labour market.

Photo credit: John Cairns.