Benjamin Elsner
Senior Research Associate

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Elsner Benjamin Elsner joined IZA as a research associate in 2012. He became a senior research associate and deputy program director for migration in 2014.

His research interests are international migration and social networks. He is particularly interested in the impact of migration on the sending countries. His work has been published in the Journal of International Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources and Journal of Population Economics.

In his PhD thesis he analyzed the effect of emigration on wages in Eastern Europe after EU enlargement in 2004. For this project he received the FEEM award of the European Economic Association in 2010.

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
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)