Department Labour Market

The Economic Effects of International Migration and Skill Selection (EEIMSS)

This project aims to quantify the economic consequences of international labor migration and the skill composition of migrants. Using state-of-the-art theoretical and numerical tools, the goal is to incorporate various sources of the economic impact of intenrational migration, including broad labor market effects (impact on real wages, unemployment, income inequality, returns to skills, skill transferability across borders, individuals' job search and firms' job posting), fiscal consequences, adjustment of firms technology of production (skill-biased technical change), externalities (including their consumption, diversity, technological, trade, network, agglomeration and congestion dimensions) and the implications for international trade patterns and remittances. The main policy-oriented messages include analyzing the global consequences of alternative migration policies (impacting both the size and the selectivity of migration flows), policy recommendations for authorities (based on designing welfare enhancing migration programs for the domestic citizens) and global (multilateral) coordination of migration policies.


DJAJIC Slobodan, DOCQUIER Frédéric, MICHAEL Michael S.
Journal of Demographic Economics, 2019, vol. 85, n°4, pp. 271-303.
DOCQUIER Frédéric, TURATI Riccardo, VALETTE Jérôme, VASILAKIS Chrysovalantis.
Journal of Economic Geography, 2019.
DOCQUIER Frédéric, TANSEL Aysit, TURATI Riccardo.
International Migration Review, 2019.
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project information
02/09/2018 - 02/09/2021
Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)
principal investigator
Michal Burzynski