University of Southampton, UK
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Southampton, UK
Labour economics, economics of migration, development economics, applied econometrics
Director of Research, IZA, Germany; Lecturer in Economics, University of Southampton, UK
PhD Economics, University of Southampton, 2010
“The impact of immigration on the well-being of natives.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (Forthcoming) (with A. Akay and A. F. Constant).
“Is the minimum wage a pull factor for immigrants?” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 67:3 (2014): 649¬–674.
“Remittances and well-being among rural-to-urban migrants in China.” Review of Economics of the Household July 2013 (with A. Akay, J. D. Robalino, and K. F. Zimmermann).
“Entrepreneurship of the left-behind.” Research in Labor Economics 37 (2013): 65–92 (with J. Wahba and K. F. Zimmermann).
“Unemployment benefits and immigration: Evidence from the EU.” International Journal of Manpower 34:1 (2013): 24–38 (with M. Guzi, M. Kahanec, and K. F. Zimmermann)
Welfare benefits are not a key determinant of migrationContrary to the welfare magnet hypothesis, empirical evidence suggests that immigration decisions are not made on the basis of the relative generosity of the receiving nation’s social benefits. Even when immigrants are found to use welfare more intensively than natives, the gap is mostly attributable to differences in social and demographic characteristics between immigrants and non-immigrants rather than to immigration status per se. Moreover, evidence in some countries suggests that immigrants exhibit less welfare dependency than natives, despite facing a higher risk of poverty.MoreLess
The minimum wage affects international migration flows and the internal relocation of immigrantsCorrado Giulietti, May 2015An increase in the minimum wage in immigrant destination countries raises the earnings that low-skilled migrants could expect to attain if they were to migrate. While some studies for the US indicate that a higher minimum wage induces immigration, contrasting evidence shows that immigrants are less likely to move into areas with higher or more frequent increases in the minimum wage. These different findings seem to reflect different relocation decisions by immigrants who have lived in the US for several years, who are more likely to move in response to higher minimum wages, and by new immigrants, who are less likely to move.MoreLess