Michael A. Clemens
Research Fellow

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Clemens Michael Clemens is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, where he studies the economic effects and causes of migration around the world. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on migration, development, and impact evaluation, and his research has been awarded the Royal Economic Society Prize. He also serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics and World Development. He is the author of the book The Walls of Nations, forthcoming from Columbia University Press. Previously, Clemens has been an Affiliated Associate Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University, a visiting scholar at New York University, and a consultant for the World Bank, Bain & Co., the Environmental Defense Fund, and the United Nations Development Program. He has lived and worked in Colombia, Brazil, and Turkey. He received his PhD from the Department of Economics at Harvard University, specializing in economic development, public finance, and economic history.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2014.
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IZA World of Labor article: Smart policy toward high-skill emigrants
 
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
10548  Michael A. Clemens
Hannah M. Postel
Temporary Work Visas as US-Haiti Development Cooperation: A Preliminary Impact Evaluation
(forthcoming in: IZA Journal of Development and Migration)
10512  Michael A. Clemens
Ethan Gatewood Lewis
Hannah M. Postel
Immigration Restrictions as Active Labor Market Policy: Evidence from the Mexican Bracero Exclusion
10492  Michael A. Clemens
The Effect of Occupational Visas on Native Employment: Evidence from Labor Supply to Farm Jobs in the Great Recession
(submitted)
9789  Michael A. Clemens
Claudio Montenegro
Lant Pritchett
Bounding the Price Equivalent of Migration Barriers
(accepted in: Review of Economics and Statistics)
9730  Michael A. Clemens
Lant Pritchett
The New Economic Case for Migration Restrictions: An Assessment
(submitted)
9218  Michael A. Clemens
Losing Our Minds? New Research Directions on Skilled Migration and Development
(Published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2016, 37 (7): 1227-1248.)
9000  Michael A. Clemens
The Meaning of Failed Replications: A Review and Proposal
(forthcoming in: Journal of Economic Surveys, 2017)
8592  Michael A. Clemens
Does Development Reduce Migration?
(Published in: Robert E.B. Lucas, ed. (2015), International Handbook on Migration and Economic Development. London: Edward Elgar, Chap. 6, pp. 152185.)
7028  Michael A. Clemens
Erwin R. Tiongson
Split Decisions: Family Finance when a Policy Discontinuity Allocates Overseas Work
(forthcoming in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2017)
 

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