Research

My research interests: migration and its effects on development, growth and inequality, migration policies and their impact on migration flows and immigrant's integration in host societies.


Peer-reviewed publications:
7. Taking the skill bias out of global migration, (with Costanza Biavaschi, Michal Burzynski and Benjamin Elsner), Journal of Development Economics, forthcoming.
6. Globalizing labor and the world economy: the role of human capital, (with Marco Delogu and Frédéric Docquier), Journal of Economic Growth, June 2018, Volume 23, Issue 2, pages 223–258.
5. Remigration intentions and migrant's behaviour, (with Bastien Chabé-Ferret and Jackline Wahba), Regional Science and Urban Economics, Volume 68, January 2018, pages 56-72.
4. Dealing with undocumented immigrants: the welfare effects of amnesties and deportations, Journal of Demographic Economics, Volume 83, Issue 4, December 2017, pages 445-492.
3. Income, population and migration flows in the 21st century, (with Frédéric Docquier), Italian Economic Journal, Volume 3, Issue 2pages 125–149 (invited lead article).
2. Global competition for attracting talents and the world economy, (with Frédéric Docquier), The World Economy (2016), Volume 39, Issue 4, April 2016, pages 530-542.
1. Efficiency gains from liberalizing labor mobility, (with Frédéric Docquier and Khalid Sekkat), The Scandinavian Journal of Economics (2015), Volume 117, Issue 2,
April 2015, pages 303–346.


Working Papers/ Work in Progress:  
1. ProjectMigration duration and socio-cultural integration (CORE Integrimm - funded by Luxembourg National Research Fund; with Bertrand Verheyden (PI) and Michel Tenikue)


Book chapters:
Déconstruire l’idée : « Les étrangers viennent uniquement pour profiter de notre système d’aide sociale ». In: Le Forum - Bruxelles contre les inégalités (Eds.) Pauvrophobie - Petite encyclopédie des idées reçues sur la pauvreté. Les Éditions Luc Pire, 2018, pp. 77-79.
- Remittances and migration prospects for the 21st century. (with Frédéric Docquier) In: M. Boussichas and P. Guillaumont, Financing sustainable Development, Economica (2015). FERDI Working paper P133(2015)


Other publications on migration (soft-refereeing/invited contributions):
The Impact of Intention to Leave on Immigrants’ BehaviourIfo DICE Report 15 (3), 2017, 16–19 (with Bastien Chabé-Ferret)
Quels gains peut-on espérer d'une libéralisation de la migration? Reflets et Perspectives de la vie économique (2016; invited contribution), 2016/3 (Tome LV), pages 45-58.
- Crise des réfugiés: quelques clarifications s'imposent !, Regards Economiques n°119, Octobre 2015 (with Frédéric Docquier)
- Revenu, population et flux migratiores au 21éme siécle - un défi sociétal pour l'Europe, STUDIA OECONOMICA POSNANIENSIA, Vol.2, no 12/2014 (with Frédéric Docquier)


Old versions of papers:
3. The Gain from the Drain (with Constanza Biavaschi, Michal Burzynski and Benjamin Elsner) IZA Discussion Paper 10275; Media coverage: IZA Newsroom
2. The dynamic implications of liberalizing global migration, (wih Marco Delogu and Frédéric Docquier),IRES Discussion Paper 2013-029FERDI Working Paper P88 (updated version published in JOEG)
1. On the welfare impacts of an immigration amnesty, IRES Discussion Paper 2012-010  (updated version of the model published in JODE)

Media coverage:
Emploi : l’attractivité du Luxembourg est-elle à remettre en cause ?, artcile sur le Café PSP-Débat que j'ai co-organisé, Le Quoitidien (04/10/2018)
- La mobilité des cerveaux: envergure et impact économique, d’Lëtzebuerger Land p.13 (13/10/2017)
- The expat of the future, Delano Magazine, (10/10/2017)
- Waarom migratie (meestal) goed is voor de economie, Knack (in dutch) (31/03/2017)
- Migration beeinflusst Wirtschaft, Luxemburger Wort (10/06/2016)


My co-authors:

Some of my co-authors share interesting material and/or datasets (click on the name to access their homepage):

Costanza Biavaschi, Associate Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Michel Beine, Professor, University of Luxembourg, CREA
Michal Burzynski, Post-Doctoral Researcher,
University of Luxembourg, CREA 
Bastien Chabé-Ferret, Senior Research Officer, University of Essex, ISER 
Marco DeloguPost-Doctoral Researcher, Università degli Studi di Sassari
Frédéric Docquier, Professor, FNRS and Université Catholique de Louvain, IRES (access to several datasets related to migration)
Benjamin Elsner, Assistant Professor, University College Dublin
Tobias Müller, Associate Professor, Université de Genève
Ilse Ruyssen, Assistant Professor, Ghent University
Khalid Sekkat, Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Michel Tenikue, Researcher and Head of the Labour Market Department, LISER
Bertrand Verheyden, Researcher and Head of the Labour Market Department, LISER
Jackline Wahba, Professor, University of Southampton