King’s College London, UK, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Senior Lecturer in Economics, School of Management and Business, Kings College, London, UK
Labor economics, with emphasis on immigration and education
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Research Economist for the Secretariate for Economic Affairs (Seco), Swiss government (1999–2000); consultant for: WTO (1998), OECD (1999), UK Department for Children, School and Families (DCSF) (2006–2009); UK Low Pay Commission (2009), UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) (2014–)
Research Officer (2005–2006), Senior Research Officer (2007–2008), Senior Lecturer and Associate Director Research (2008–2009), NRDC, Faculty of Policy and Society, Institute of Education, University of London; Lecturer, Economics Department, Queen Mary, University of London (2002–2005 ); Economist, Swiss Federal Government, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Labour Market Policy Unit (1999–2000)
PhD Economics, University of Geneva, 2000
“Pane e Cioccolata: The impact of native attitudes on return migration.” Review of International Economics, 24:2 (2016): 253–281 (with D. Radu and M. Steinhardt).
“A longitudinal analysis of UK second-generation disadvantaged immigrants.” Education Economics 21:2 (2013): 105–134 (with M. Meunier, O. Marcenaro, and A. Vignoles).
“Migration networks and migration policy: A grease or sand the wheel relationship?” CESifo DICE Report, Journal for Institutional Comparison 9:4 (2011): 32–35 (with D. Radu).
“The value of basic skills in the British labour market” Oxford Economic Papers 63:1 (2011): 27–48 (with A. Vignoles and O. Marcenaro).
“On the relative rewards to immigration: A comparison of the relative labour market positions of Indians in the USA, the UK and India.” Review of Economics of the Household 8:1 (2010): 147–169 (with J. Wadsworth).
Where do immigrants retire to?
Immigrants’ retirement decisions can greatly affect health care and social protection costsAugustin De Coulon, September 2016As migration rates increase across the world, the choice of whether to retire in the host or home country is becoming a key decision for up to 15% of the world’s population, and this proportion is growing rapidly. Large waves of immigrants who re-settled in the second half of the 20th century are now beginning to retire. Although immigrants’ location choice at retirement is an area that has barely been studied, this decision has crucial implications for health care and social protection expenditures, both in host and origin countries.MoreLess