New evidence on the durability of social norms

John Helliwell, Shun Wang, Jinwen Xu, 12 March 2014



Recent studies find that individuals’ social norms – as evidenced by their opinions and behaviour – can be transmitted from one generation to the next within the same cultural setting (Algan and Cahuc 2010, Bjørnskov 2012, Dohmen et al. 2012, Guiso et al. 2006, Rainer and Siedler 2009, Rice and Feldman 1997).

Topics: Frontiers of economic research, Migration
Tags: Culture, immigration, institutions, migration, social attitudes, social norms, trust

Remittances and vulnerability in developing countries: Results from a new dataset on remittances from Italy

Giulia Bettin, Andrea F Presbitero, Nikola Spatafora, 10 February 2014



Remittances from migrant workers currently represent one of the most important financial flows to developing countries. They can play an important role in pulling millions of families out of poverty. It is therefore critical to identify the key factors affecting remittances, as well as the barriers to these flows (Beck and Martinez Peria 2009 ).

Topics: Development, Migration
Tags: financial development, global financial crisis, Italy, migration, Remittances

The fiscal effects of immigration to the UK

Christian Dustmann, Tommaso Frattini, 13 November 2013



The impact of immigration on the tax and welfare system and the net fiscal consequences is perhaps the single most prominent economic issue in the public debate over the pros and cons of immigration.

Topics: Migration, Welfare state and social Europe
Tags: benefits, fiscal burden, immigration, migration, UK, welfare state

How the great recession affected unemployment of non-Western Immigrants in the Netherlands

Jan van Ours, 6 October 2013



The labour-market position of immigrants in many European countries is weak – unemployment rates among immigrants are high, and employment rates are low (OECD 2011). There are various explanations for this. Immigrants often have lower educational attainment than natives, and fewer language skills. Furthermore, ethnic identity may be important.

Topics: Labour markets, Migration
Tags: Great Recession, migration, Netherlands, unemployment

Social and economic effects of return migration to Egypt

Simone Bertoli, Francesca Marchetta, 4 October 2013



A number of demographic, social, and economic factors constitute 'irresistible forces' that are contributing to the rise of the scale of international migration (Pritchett, 2006). The economic literature has not yet fully explored the wise array of effects this phenomenon can have on migrants’ countries of origin.

Topics: Migration
Tags: entrepreneurship, fertility, migration

Migration and wage effects of taxing top earners: Evidence from the foreigners' tax scheme in Denmark

Henrik Kleven, Camille Landais, Emmanuel Saez, Esben Schultz, 17 September 2013



Tax-induced international mobility of talent is a controversial public-policy issue, especially when tax rates differ substantially across countries and migration barriers are low as in the case of the EU.

Topics: Migration, Taxation
Tags: EU, migration, tax competition

The global race for inventors

Carsten Fink, Ernest Miguelez, Julio Raffo, 17 July 2013



Many countries are currently debating and reforming their immigration policies. One prominent question in these discussions is how to attract skilled workers that can ease domestic skills shortages and foster innovation and entrepreneurship.

Topics: Migration, Productivity and Innovation
Tags: innovation, inventors, migration, patents

Urbanisation and Migration Externalities in China

Pierre-Philippe Combes, Sylvie Démurger, Li Shi, 17 February 2013

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Topics: Development, International trade
Tags: agglomeration economies, China, migration, urban development, wage disparities

Moving to Greenland in the face of global warming

Klaus Desmet, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg , 16 January 2013



If populations don’t move, global warming is likely to have disastrous consequences.

Topics: Environment, Migration
Tags: climate change, migration, trade

US votes on trade and migration

Paola Conconi, Giovanni Facchini, Max Friedrich Steinhardt, Maurizio Zanardi, 7 January 2013



In the recent US presidential election, Latino voters rewarded President Obama and punished Republicans for their positions on immigration.

Topics: International trade, Labour markets, Migration
Tags: migration, skilled labour, trade, unskilled labour, US

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