Benjamin Elsner
Research Fellow

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Elsner Ben Elsner is Assistant Professor of Economics at University College Dublin.

He is an applied microeconomist with particular interest in education, migration, and microeconometrics. His work has been published in the Journal of International Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Population Economics and the Oxford Bulletin of Economics & Statistics.

Before joining UCD in 2018, Ben spent five years at IZA as a Senior Research Associate. He remains involved with IZA as Deputy Director of the program area "Mobility and Migration" and became a Research Fellow in 2018.

Ben holds a PhD from Trinity College Dublin, and a Diplom/M.A. from the University of Regensburg/Germany.
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IZA World of Labor article: Does emigration increase the wages of non-emigrants in sending countries?
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
11033  Florian Buhlmann
Benjamin Elsner
Andreas Peichl
Tax Refunds and Income Manipulation Evidence from the EITC
10275  Costanza Biavaschi
Michał Burzyński
Benjamin Elsner
Joel Machado
The Gain from the Drain: Skill-biased Migration and Global Welfare
(revise and re-submit at the Journal of Development Economics)
9478  Benjamin Elsner
Ingo E. Isphording
Rank, Sex, Drugs, and Crime
(forthcoming in: Journal of Human Resources)
9121  Benjamin Elsner
Ingo E. Isphording
A Big Fish in a Small Pond: Ability Rank and Human Capital Investment
(published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2017, 35(3), 787-828 )
7865  Costanza Biavaschi
Benjamin Elsner
Let's Be Selective about Migrant Self-Selection
7863  Benjamin Elsner
Gaia Narciso
Jacco J. J. Thijssen
Migrant Networks and the Spread of Misinformation
(forthcoming in: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics)
7130  Benjamin Elsner
Klaus F. Zimmermann
10 Years After: EU Enlargement, Closed Borders, and Migration to Germany
(published as 'Migration 10 Years After: EU Enlargement, Closed Borders, and Migration to Germany' in: M. Kahanec and K.F. Zimmermann (eds.): Labor Migration, EU Enlargement, and the Great Recession, Springer: Berlin, et al. 2016, 85 - 101)
6843  Benjamin Elsner
Does Emigration Benefit the Stayers? Evidence from EU Enlargement
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2013, 26 (2), 531-553)
6111  Benjamin Elsner
Emigration and Wages: The EU Enlargement Experiment
(published in: Journal of International Economics, 2013, 91(1), 154-163)