Costanza Biavaschi
Research Fellow

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Biavaschi Costanza Biavaschi is a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Reading (UK). She received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University in October 2011.

Her research interests are in labor economics and applied econometrics, with a focus on return migration, the dynamics of migration choices, and the selection of migrants.

Costanza joined IZA as a Research Associate in September 2011. She was Deputy Program Director for the Migration Area from March 2013 until August 2014 and became a Research Fellow in September 2014.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10275  Costanza Biavaschi
Michał Burzyński
Benjamin Elsner
Joel Machado
The Gain from the Drain: Skill-biased Migration and Global Welfare
7865  Costanza Biavaschi
Benjamin Elsner
Let's Be Selective about Migrant Self-Selection
7861  Costanza Biavaschi
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Eastern Partnership Migrants in Germany: Outcomes, Potentials and Challenges
(revised version published in: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2014, 3:7 [Open Access])
7859  Costanza Biavaschi
Corrado Giulietti
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Sibling Influence on the Human Capital of the Left Behind
(published in: Journal of Human Capital, 2015, 9 (4), 403–438. Pre-publication version available here)
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Costanza Biavaschi
Corrado Giulietti
Zahra Siddique
The Economic Payoff of Name Americanization
(forthcoming in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2017. Pre-publication version available here. Online appendix available here)
7258  Costanza Biavaschi
Fifty Years of Compositional Changes in U.S. Out-Migration, 1908-1957
7049  Costanza Biavaschi
The Labor Demand Was Downward Sloping: Disentangling Migrants' Inflows and Outflows, 1929-1957
(published in: Economics Letters, 2013, 118 (3), 531–534)
6890  Costanza Biavaschi
Werner Eichhorst
Corrado Giulietti
Michael J. Kendzia
Alexander Muravyev
Janneke Pieters
Núria Rodríguez-Planas
Ricarda Schmidl
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Youth Unemployment and Vocational Training
(substantially revised version published in: Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics, 2013, 9 (1-2), 1-157 [journal version])
6795  Costanza Biavaschi
Recovering the Counterfactual Wage Distribution with Selective Return Migration
(published in: Labour Economics, 2016, 38 (1), 59-80. Pre-publication version available here )
IZA Policy Papers:
No. Author(s)
72 Costanza Biavaschi
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Costs and Benefits of Labour Mobility between the EU and the Eastern Partnership Countries: Country Study on Germany
IZA Research Reports:
Martin Kahanec
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Lucia Mýtna Kureková
Costanza Biavaschi
Report No. 56: Labour Migration from EaP Countries to the EU – Assessment of Costs and Benefits and Proposals for Better Labour Market Matching
Report based on a study conducted for the European Commission, Bonn 2013 (164 pages)