Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and IAE (CSIC), Spain, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Economics of immigration, labor economics, development economics, international economics
Assistant Professor, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain; Researcher, FEDEA, Spain; Researcher, Institute for Economic Analysis (CSIC), Spain
PhD Economics, Columbia University, 2007
“The size of the cliff at the border.” Regional Science and Urban Economics 51 (2015): 1–6 (with S. Bertoli).
“Tradable immigration quotas.” Journal of Public Economics 115 (2014): 94–108 (with H. Rapoport).
“Understanding different migrant selection patterns in rural and urban Mexico.” Journal of Development Economics 103 (2013): 182201.
“Multilateral resistance to migration.” Journal of Development Economics 102 (2013): 79–100 (with S. Bertoli).
“New evidence on emigrant selection.” The Review of Economics and Statistics 93:1 (2011): 72–96.
Combining tradable quotas and matching are efficient market solutions that would also protect refugee rightsJesús Fernández-Huertas Moraga, March 2016The unequal distribution of refugees across countries could unravel the international refugee protection system or, in the case of the EU, hinder a common policy response to refugee crises. A way to distribute refugees efficiently, while respecting their rights, is to combine two market mechanisms. First, a market for tradable refugee admission quotas that allows refugees to be established wherever it is less costly to do so. Second, a matching system that links refugees to their preferred destinations, and host countries to their preferred types of refugees. The proposal is efficient but has yet to be tested in practice.MoreLess