Benjamin Elsner

IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor is a unique and very promising project that distils state-of-the-art research for a broad audience. I am very excited to be given the opportunity to contribute

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson

Current position

Deputy Program Director Migration, IZA, Germany

Research interest

Migration, labor economics, economics of education, international economics


PhD Economics, Trinity College Dublin, 2012

Selected publications

  • “Emigration and wages: The EU enlargement experiment.” Journal of International Economics 91:1 (2014): 154−163.

  • “10 years after: EU enlargement, closed borders, and migration to Germany.” In: Kahanec, M., and K. F. Zimmermann (eds). Migration and the Great Recession: Adjustments in the Labour Market of an Enlarged European Community. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2014 (with K. F. Zimmermann).

  • “Does emigration benefit the stayers? Evidence from EU enlargement.” Journal of Population Economics 26:2 (2013): 531−553.