Benjamin Elsner

University College Dublin, Ireland, and 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

Assistant Professor of Economics, University College Dublin, Ireland; 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.