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The Labour Market Impacts of Forced Migration


During the 1990s the Kagera region of Tanzania experienced a forced migration shock. A series of geographical barriers led to a higher concentration of forced migrants in some parts of the region relative to others, resulting in a natural experime...

Informal Employment in a Growing and Globalising Low-Income Country


We document several facts about workforce transitions from the informal to the formal sector in Vietnam, a fast growing, industrialising, and low-income country. First, younger workers, particularly migrants, are more likely to work in the formal ...

The Labour Market Consequences of Hosting Refugees


During the 1990s the northwestern region of Tanzania experienced a large inflow of refugees. Using panel data (pre and post refugee inflow) we estimate the labor market consequences of hosting those refugees. Results are consistent with immigratio...

The Long Run Effects of Labour Migration on Human Capital Formation in Communities of Origin


We provide new evidence of one channel through which circular labor migration has long run effects on origin communities: by raising completed human capital of the next generation. We estimate the net effects of migration from Malawi to South Afri...

Labor Migration, Capital Accumulation, and the Structure of Rural Labor Markets


Can migrant capital be a force for structural change in labor markets of sending communities? We address this question by studying how rural labor markets in Malawi changed in the three decades following exogenous shocks to labor migration to the ...

Labor Migration, Capital Accumulation, and the Structure of Rural Labor Markets


Can migrant capital be a force for structural change in labor markets of sending communities? We address this question by studying how rural labor markets in Malawi changed in the three decades following exogenous shocks to labor migration to the ...

Return Migration and Economic Outcomes in the Conflict Context


Knowledge about the economic implications of refugee return is essential in order to develop adequate policies in the post-conflict period. In this paper we explore differences in economic outcomes between return migrant households and non-migrant...

The Impact of Refugee Experiences on Education: Evidence from Burundi


Previous studies suggest that displacement is one of the channels through which conflict impacts schooling outcomes. However, there is scarce evidence on this impact for those who are displaced internationally (i.e. refugees). Using data from Buru...

Economic Consequences of Regroupment Camps


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Using Mobile Phone Records to Estimate the Effect of Local Labor Demand Shocks on Internal Migration and Local Wages


A central question in the study of migration concerns the role that migrants play in bringing an economy towards a more efficient use of its resources. Yet, the lack of reliable data on migration has hampered our ability to observe how migration a...

The Labor Market Impacts of Forced Migration


During the 1990s the Kagera region of Tanzania experienced a forced migration shock. A series of geographical barriers led to a higher concentration of forced migrants in some parts of the region relative to others, resulting in a natural experime...

The Long Run Effects of Labour Migration on Human Capital Formation in Communities of Origin


We provide new evidence of one channel through which circular labor migration has long-run effects on origin communities: by raising completed human capital of the next generation. We estimate the net effects of migration from Malawi to South Afri...

The Labour Market Consequences of Hosting Refugees


During the 1990s, the northwestern region of Tanzania experienced a large inflow of refugees. Using panel data (pre- and post-refugee inflow), we estimate the labour market consequences of hosting those refugees. Results are consistent with immigr...

Migration and Globalisation: What’s in it for Developing Countries?


This paper reviews a growing literature on migration and globalization, focusing on its relevance for developing and emerging economies. It documents the role of diaspora networks in enhancing cross-border flows of goods, capital, and knowledge, e...

Return Migration, Land Ownership and Food Security


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