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The Career Costs of Children (with Jérôme Adda and Katrien Stevens), forthcoming at Journal of Political Economy

Referral-based Job Search Networks (with Albrecht Glitz, Uta Schönberg and Herbert Bruecker), CReAM Discussion Paper No 14/11 (2011), forthcoming at Review of Economic Studies

The Long-Term Effects of Early Track Choice (joint with Patrick Puhani and Uta Schoenberg), forthcoming at Economic Journal, 2014

The Economics of Temporary Migrations (with Joseph-Simon Gorlach), forthcoming at Journal of Economic Literature

Selective Outmigration and the Estimation of Immigrants' Earning' Profiles (with Joseph-Simon Gorlach), forthcoming Handbook of the Economics of Migration, Chiswick/ Miller (editors), 2014

Labor Supply Shocks and the Dynamics of Local Wages and Employment (with Uta Schönberg and Jan Stuhler), under revision for Quarterly Journal of Economics

How do Industries and Firms Respond to Changes in Local Labor Supply? (with Albrecht Glitz), Journal of Labor Economics, 33(3) 711-750, 2015

Illegal Migration and Consumption Behavior of Immigrant Households (joint with Fransesco Fasani and Biagio Speciale), under revision for Journal of the European Economic Association (JEEA)

Peer Effects in the Workplace (joint with Thomas Cornelissen and Uta Schoenberg), under revision for American Economic Review

Out-migration, Wealth Constraints, and the Quality of Local Amenities (joint with Anna Okatenko), Journal of Development Economics, 110 (2014) 52-63, 2014

The Fiscal Effects of Immigration to the UK (with Tommaso Fratini), Economic Journal 124 (580) 593-F643, 2014

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 28(1) 167-188, 2014

The Effect of Emigration from Poland on Polish Wages (with Tommaso Frattini and Anna Rosso), Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 117, 522-564, 2015

Does Growing Up in a High Crime Neighborhood Affect Youth Criminal Behavior? (with Anna Piil Damm), American Economic Review, 104 (6) 1806-1832,2014

The Effect of Local Area Crime on the Mental Health (with Francesco Fasani), Economic Journal, forthcoming

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

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, 4(3) 190-224,2012

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

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

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

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

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, 95(1), 58-67, 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, Ethnic Concentration and Economic Conditions (with Francesca Fabbri and Ian Preston), Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 113(3) 689-711, 2011

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

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

Savings, Asset Holdings, and Temporary Migration (joint with Josep Mestres), Annales d’Economie et de Statistique, 97/98 289-306, 2010. Equation 3 in the print version has a mistake. Please see proofs for correct version.

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

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, 120 F4-F30, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wage Growth and Job Mobility in the UK and in Germany (joint with Sonia Pereira), Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 61(3) 374-393, 2008

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

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

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

Selection Correction in Panel Data Models: An Application to the Estimation of Females' Wage Equations (with Maria Engracia Rochina-Barrachina), Econometrics Journal, 10, 2,  2007
=> Programmes and Gauss code can be found here.

Racial and Economic Factors in Attitudes to Immigration (with Ian Preston),  The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 7 (1) (Advances), Article 62, 2007

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

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

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

Immigrants in the British Labour Market (with Francesca Fabbri), Fiscal Studies, 26(4) 423–470, 2005

Is Immigration Good or Bad for the Economy? Analysis of Attitudinal Responses (with Ian Preston), Research in Labor Economics, 24 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)551-578, 2005

Wages, Experience and Seniority (with C. Meghir), Review of Economic Studies, 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, 22(3), 312-321, 2004

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

Class Size, Education, and Wages (with Najma Rajah and Arthur van Soest), The Economic Journal, 113 (February) F99-F120, 2003

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

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

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

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

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, 55 (3) 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, pp. 375-471, 2002

Rationalising the UMTS Spectrum Bids: The Case of the UK Auction, (with Tilman Borgers), Ifo-Studies, 48 (1) 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, 121 - 122, 2002(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

Temporary Migration, Human Capital and Language Fluency of Migrants, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 101 297-314, 1999.

Public and private sector wages of male workers in Germany (with A. van Soest), European Economic Review, 42 1417-1441, 1998.

Wage Structures in the Private and Public Sectors in West Germany (with A. vanSoest), Fiscal Studies, 18 225-247, 1997.

Teenage Truancy, Part-Time Working and Wages, (with N. Rajah and S. Smith) Journal of Population Economics, 10 425-442, 1997.

The Effects of Education, Parental Background and Ethnic Concentration on Language, Quarterly Review for Economics and Finance, special issue on The Economics of Immigrant Assimilation, B. R. Chiswick (ed.), 37 245- 262, 1997.

Differences in the Labour Market Behaviour between Temporary and Permanent Migrant Women, Labour Economics, 4 29-46, 1997. Reprinted in K. F.Zimmermann and T. K. Bauer (eds.) The Economics of Migration. Vol. III, chapter 12. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2002.

Return Migration, Uncertainty and Precautionary Savings, Journal of Development Economics, 1997, 52, pp. 295-316. Reprinted in K. F.Zimmermann and T. K. Bauer (eds.) The Economics of Migration. Vol. I, chapter 17. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2002.

Return Migration: The European Experience, Economic Policy, 22, pp. 215--250, 1996.

The Social Assimilation of Immigrants, Journal of Population Economics, 9, pp. 79- 103, 1996.

Earnings and Learning: Educational Policy and The Growth of Part-Time Work by Full-time Pupils, (with J. Micklewright, Najma Rajah and Stephen Smith), Fiscal Studies, pp. 79-103, 1996.

Savings Behaviour of Migrant Workers - A Life Cycle Analysis, Zeitschrift fuer Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, 4, pp. 511--533, 1995.

Speaking Fluency, Writing Fluency and Earnings of Migrants, Journal of Population Economics, 7, pp. 33-156, 1994. Reprinted in K. F.Zimmermann and T. K. Bauer (eds.) The Economics of Migration. Vol. II, chapter 23. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2002.

Earnings Adjustment of Temporary Migrants, Journal of Population Economics, 6, pp. 153-168, 1993. Reprinted in K. F.Zimmermann and T. K. Bauer (eds.) The Economics of Migration. Vol. II, chapter 11. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2002.


Research Reports:


The Impact of Migration on the Provision of UK Public Services (with Tommaso Frattini), Report for the Migration Advisory Commitee (2011)

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) ( 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) (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) (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 (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 (2007)

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

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

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

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