George Washington University and Temple University, USA
IZA World of Labor role
Visiting Professor at George Washington University, USA; Visiting Scholar at Temple University, USA
Labor economics, applied micro-econometrics, economics of migration
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Government Economists, and AIRLEAP; Member of the Editorial Board of the Applied Economics Quarterly; Member of the Academia Europaea
Executive Director, DIWDC, Washington, DC, USA (2006–2013)
PhD Economics, Vanderbilt University, 1998
“Self-employment against employment or unemployment: Markov Transitions across the business cycle.” Eurasian Business Review 4:1 (2014): 1–25 (with K. F. Zimmermann).
“Ethnic persistence, assimilation and risk proclivity.” IZA Journal of Migration 1:5 (2012) (with H. Bonin, K. Tatsiramos, and K. F. Zimmermann).
“Circular and repeat migration: Counts of exits and years away from the host country.” Population Research and Policy Review 30:4 (2011): 495–515 (with K. F. Zimmermann).
“Ethnosizing immigrants.” Journal of Economic and Behavioral Organization 69:3 (2009): 274–287 (with L. Gataullina and K. F. Zimmermann).
“An economic analysis of immigration.” In: Payson, S. (ed.). Public Economics: The Government's Role in American Economics. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, forthcoming in 2014, ch. 19.
This is a revision, version 2, revising author.Amelie F. Constant, June 2018The role of social interactions in modifying individual behavior is central to many fields of social science. In education, one essential aspect is that “good” peers can potentially improve students’ academic achievement, career choices, or labor market outcomes later in life. Indeed, evidence suggests that good peers are important in raising student attainment, both in compulsory schooling and university. Interventions that change the ability group composition in ways that improve student educational outcomes without exacerbating inequality therefore offer a promising basis for education policies.MoreLess
Migrants rarely take native workers’ jobs, and they boost employment effects in the long termAmelie F. Constant, May 2014Neither public opinion nor evidence-based research supports the claim of some politicians and the media that immigrants take the jobs of native-born workers. Public opinion polls in six migrant-destination countries after the 2008–2009 recession show that most people believe that immigrants fill job vacancies and many believe that they create jobs and do not take jobs from native workers. This view is corroborated by evidence-based research showing that immigrants—of all skill levels—do not significantly affect native employment in the short term and boost employment in the long term.MoreLess