University of Padua, Italy
IZA World of Labor role
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Management, University of Padua, Italy
Development and international economics, labor economics, migration
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy (2013–2016); Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods, University of Milan, Italy (2011–2013); Post-doctoral researcher, CREA, University of Luxembourg (2008–2010)
PhD Economics, Université Catholique de Louvain, 2009
"Emigration and democracy." Journal of Development Economics 120 (2016): 209–223 (with F. Docquier, H. Rapoport, and M. Schiff).
"Revisiting the brain drain literature with insights from a dynamic general equilibrium world model." The World Economy 39:4 (2016): 557–573 (with L. Marchiori and I. Shen).
"The impact of low skilled immigration on female labour supply.” The Scandinavian Journal of Economics 117 (2015): 452–492 (with E. Forlani and C. Mendolicchio).
“Attracting skilled immigrants: An overview of recent policy developments in advanced countries.” National Institute Economic Review 229 (2014): R3–R21 (with G. Facchini).
“Remittances and financial openness.” Regional Science and Urban Economics 42 (2012): 844–857 (with M. Beine and R. Vermeulen).
Migrants can have positive political effects on their home countries’ institutionsElisabetta Lodigiani, November 2016The number of immigrants from developing countries living in richer, more developed countries has increased substantially during the last decades. At the same time, the quality of institutions in developing countries has also improved. The data thus suggest a close positive correlation between average emigration rates and institutional quality. Recent empirical literature investigates whether international migration can be an important factor for institutional development. Overall, the findings indicate that emigration to institutionally developed countries induces a positive effect on home-country institutions.MoreLess