Papers and publications since 2000 (for a full list of publications please see CV, for research reports click here, for my REPEC page click here):


Selective Outmigration and the Estimation of Immigrants' Earning' Profiles (with Joseph-Simon Gorlach), 2014

The Fiscal Effects of Immigration in the UK (with Tommaso Fratini), 2013

From Sick Man of Europe to Economic Superstar: Germany's Resurgent Economy, (joint with Bernd Fitzenberger, Uta Schönberg, Alexandra Spitz-Oehner), Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2014, 28(1), 167-188.

The Effect of Immigration along the Distribution of Wages, (with Tommaso Frattini and Ian Preston), Review of Economic Studies, 2013, 80(1), 145-173.

The Career Costs of Children (with Jérôme Adda and Katrien Stevens), under revision for Journal of Political Economy.

The Effect of Emigration from Poland on Polish Wages (with Tommaso Frattini and Anna Rosso).

Does Growing Up in a High Crime Neighborhood Affect Youth Criminal Behavior? (with Anna Piil Damm), American Economic Review, forthcoming.

The Effect of Local Area Crime on the Mental Health of Residents (with Francesco Fasani), under revision for Economic Journal.

Immigration: The European Experience (with Tommaso Frattini), CReAM Discussion Paper No 22/11, forthcoming in "Immigration, Poverty, and Socioeconomic Inequality", edited by David Card and Steve Raphael, Russel Sage Foundation, 2013.

Expansions in Maternity Leave Coverage and Children's Long-Term Outcomes (with Uta Schönberg), American Economic Journal - Applied, 2012, 4(3), 190-224.

Estimating the Effect of Immigration on Wages (joint with Ian Preston), Journal of the European Economic Association, 2012, 10(1), 216-223.

What Makes Firm-Based Vocational Training Schemes Successful? The Role of Commitment (with Uta Schoenberg), American Economic Journal - Applied, 2012, 4(2), 36-61.

Educational Achievement of Second Generation Immigrants: An International Comparison (joint with Tommaso Frattini and Gianandrea Lanzara), Economic Policy, 27(69), pp. 143-185, 2012.

Immigration, Wages, and Compositional Amenities (joint with David Card and Ian Preston), Journal of the European Economic Association, 2012, 10(1), 78-119.

Ethnicity and Second Generation Immigrants (with Tommaso Frattini and Nikolaos Theodoropoulos), Chapter 15 in The Labour Market in Winter: the state of working Britain 2010, edited by Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth, Oxford University Press, 2011.

Return Migration, Human Capital Accumulation, and the Brain Drain (joint with Itzhak Fadlon and Yoram Weiss), Journal of Development Economics, 2011, 95(1), 58-67

How Do Industries and Firms Respond to Changes in Local Labor Supply? (with Albrecht Glitz), Journal of Labor Economics, forthcoming.

Referral-based Job Search Networks (with Albrecht Glitz and Uta Schönberg), CReAM Discussion Paper No 14/11 (2011)

Migration and Education (joint with Albrecht Glitz), Handbook of the Economics of Education, Volume 4, chapter 4, Hanushek, Machin Woessmann (ed.), pp 327-441, 2011

Racial Harassment and Minority Concentration (with Francesca Fabbri and Ian Preston); Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2011, 113(3), 689-711.

Ethnicity and Educational Achievement in Compulsory Schooling (joint with Steve Machin and Uta Schoenberg);  Economic Journal, 2011, 120(546), F272-F297

Assessing the Fiscal Costs and Benefits of A8 Migration to the UK (joint with Tommaso Frattini and Caroline Halls); Fiscal Studies, 2010, 31, 1-41.

Savings, Asset Holdings, and Temporary Migration (joint with Josep Mestres), Annales d’Economie et de Statistique, 2010, 97/98, 289-306.

Remittances and Temporary Migration (joint with Josep Mestres); Journal of Development Economics, 2010, 92, 1, 62-70

The Economic Situation of First- and Second-Generation Immigrants in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom (joint with Yann Algan, Albrecht Glitz and Alan Manning); Economic Journal, 2010, 120, F4-F30

Ethnic Minority Immigrants and their Children in Britain (joint with Nikos Theodoropoulos); Oxford Economic Papers, 2010, 62(2), 209-233

Immigrants’ Identity, Economic Outcomes, and the Transmission of Identity across Generations (joint with Teresa Casey); Economic Journal, 2010, 120, F31-F51

Employment, Wages, and the Economic Cycle: Differences between Immigrants and Natives (joint with Albrecht Glitz and Thorsten Vogel); European Economic Review, 2010, 54, 1-17

In-School Labour Supply, Parental Transfers, and Wages, (with A. vanSoest and John Micklewright; Empirical Economics, 2009, 37, (1), 201-218

Revisiting the German Wage Structure (joint with Johannes Ludsteck and Uta Schoenberg); Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2009, 124, (2), 843-881

Training and Union Wages (joint with Uta Schoenberg); Review of Economics and Statistics, 2009, 91 (2), 363-376

The Labour Market Impact of Immigration (joint with Albrecht Glitz and Tommaso Frattini); Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 2008, 24, 477 - 494.

Wage Growth and Job Mobility in the UK and in Germany (joint with Sonia Pereira); Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 61, No. 3, pp. 374-393, 2008

Intergenerational Mobility and Return Migration: Comparing sons of foreign and native born fathers, Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 43, pp. 660-687, 2008

Intergenerational transmission of language capital and economic outcomes  (with T Casey), CReAM DP No. 06/05; Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 43, pp 299-324, 2008

Selection Correction in Panel Data Models: An Application to Labour Supply and Wages (with Maria Engracia Rochina-Barrachina), Econometrics Journal, 10, 2,  2007
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Racial and Economic Factors in Attitudes to Immigration (with Ian Preston),  The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy: Vol. 7 : Iss. 1 (Advances), Article 62, 2007

Return Migration: Theory and Empirical Evidence for the UK (joint with Yoram Weiss), British Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 45 Issue 2, pp. 236-256, 2007 Appendix

Part-Time Work, School Success and School Leaving (with A. vanSoest), Empirical Economics  Vol. 32, pp.277–299 (2007)

Gender and Ethnicity-Married Immigrants in Britain (with Francesca Fabbri), Oxford Review of Economic Policy 2005 vol 21: 462-484; also: The Assessment: Gender and the Life Cycle
Oxford  Review of  Economic Policy  2005 21: 325-339

Immigrants in the British Labour Market (with Francesca Fabbri), Fiscal Studies 2005, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 423–470

Is Immigration Good or Bad for the Economy? Analysis of Attitudinal Responses (with Ian Preston), Research in Labor Economics, vol. 24, pp. 3-34, 2005

Understanding Attitudes to Immigration : The Migration and Minority Module of the first European Social Survey (joint with David Card and Ian Preston), CReAM Discussion Paper No.03/05 (2005)

The Impact of Immigration on the British Labour Market (joint with Francesca Fabbri and Ian Preston), The Economic Journal , 115(November), F324-F341, 2005.

The Labour Market Effects of Immigration (joint with Tim Hatton and Ian Preston), The Economic Journal , 115(November), F297-F299, 2005.

Strange Bids: Bidding Behaviour in the United Kingdom’s Third Generation Spectrum Auction ( joint with Tilman Borgers), Economic Journal,115(July),pp.551-578,2005

Wages, Experience and Seniority (with C. Meghir), Review of Economic Studies, vol. 72, 2005.

An Analysis of Speaking Fluency of Immigrants Using Ordered Response Models With Classification Errors (with Arthur Van Soest), Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, Vol. 22, No. 3, July 2004 pp.312-321.

Primary to Secondary School Transitions, Parental Characteristics, and Career Patterns, Oxford Economic Papers 56 (2004), 209-230

Parental background, secondary school track choice, and wages, Oxford Economic Papers 56 (2004), 209-230.

Class Size, Education, and Wages (with Najma Rajah and Arthur van Soest), forthcoming Economic Journal Features, 2003.

Children and Return Migration, Journal of Population Economics, 16(4), pp. 815-830, 2003.

Language Proficiency and Labour Market Performance of Immigrants in the UK (joint with Francesca Fabbri), Economic Journal, 113, 695-717, 2003.

Children and Return Migration, Journal of Population Economics, 2003, 16: 815-830.

Editorial: The Class Size Debate and Educational Mechanisms, Economic Journal, Vol. 113, 2003, pp. F1-F2.

Return Migration, Wage Differentials, and the Optimal Migration Duration, European Economic Review 2003, Vol. 47, pp. 353-367.

The Impact of EU Enlargement on Migration Flows, Home Office Online Report, 2003 (with Maria Casanova, Ian Preston, Michael Fertig and Christoph M. Schmidt).

The Optimal Migration Duration and Economic Activities after Re-Migration, (with O. Kirchkamp), Journal of Development Economics, 67, 351-372, 2002.

Language and the Earnings of Immigrants (with A. van Soest), Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 473-492, 2002.

Worker Displacement in France and in Germany (with Stefan Bender, David Margolis and Costas Meghir), in Loosing Work: International Perspectives on Job Displacement, Peter Kuhn (ed), Upjohn Institute, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 2002, pp. 375-471.

Rationalising the UMTS Spectrum Bids: The Case of the UK Auction, (with Tilman Borgers), Ifo-Studies, Vol. 48, 1, pp. 77-111, 2002. [To be reprinted in: Gerhard Illing and Ulrich Klüh (editors), Spectrum Auctions and Competition in Telecommunications, Cambridge: MIT Press, forthcoming.]

The British UMTS Auction: A Response to Klemperer and Schmidt, Ifo Studien 48 (2002), 121 - 122 (with Tilman Borgers). ). [To be reprinted in: Gerhard Illing and Ulrich Klüh (editors), Spectrum Auctions and Competition in Telecommunications, Cambridge: MIT Press, forthcoming.]

Language Fluency and Earnings: Estimation with Misclassified Language Indicators (joint with A. vanSoest),  Review of Economics and Statistics, 83, 663-674, 2001.

Why go back? Return Motives of Migrant Workers, Chapter 11 in International Migration: Trends, Policy, and Economic Impacts, S. Djajic (ed), Routledge, 2001.

Attitudes to Ethnic Minorities, Ethnic Context, and Location Decisions (joint with Ian Preston), Economic Journal, 111, 353-373, 2001.

Wages and the Demand for Health - A Life Cycle Analysis (with Frank Windmeijer), IZA Discussion Paper No 171, July 2000.

The Wage Performance of Immigrant Women: Full-Time Jobs, Part-Time Jobs, and the Role of Selection (joint with Christoph M. Schmidt), IZA Discussion Paper No 233, December 2000.

Temporary Migration and Economic Assimilation, Swedish Economic Policy Review, 7, 213-244, 2000.


Research Reports:


Review of Data and Predictions about Attitudes to Migration and the Environment (with Anna Okatenko) Report prepared for the Foresight Project on Global Environmental Migration (2011)

The Socio-Economic Integration of Migrants (with Tommaso Frattini) Report commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG), June 2011

Can immigration constitute a sensible solution to sub-national and regional labour shortages? (with Tommaso Frattini and Ian Preston), Report for the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), December 2010

Can a framework for the economic cost-benefit analysis of various immigration policies be developed to inform decision making and, if so, what data are required? (with Tommaso Frattini), Report for the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), September 2010

The impact of migration: a review of the economic evidence (with Tommaso Frattini and Albrecht Glitz) Report commissioned by The National Assembly for Wales, on behalf of the Welsh Assembly Government (November 2007)

A Study of Migrant Workers and the National Minimum Wage and Enforcement Issues that Arise (with Tommaso Frattini and Ian Preston) Report for the Low Pay Commission (March 2007)

Labour Market performance of Immigrants in the UK Labour Market, Home Office Online Report 05/03, 2003 (with Francesca Fabbri, Ian Preston and Jonathan Wadsworth)

The Local Labour Market Effects of Migration in the UK, Home Office Online Report 06/03, 2003 (with Francesca Fabbri, Ian Preston and Jonathan Wadsworth).

The Impact of EU Enlargement on Migration Flows, Home Office Online Report, 2003 (with Maria Casanova, Ian Preston, Michael Fertig and Christoph M. Schmidt).

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