Joseph-Simon Görlach

Bocconi University, Italy, CEPR, and CReAM, UK, and IZA, Germany

Understanding the differences in the behavior of permanent and temporary migrants is key for the design of migration policies

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Bocconi University, Italy

Research interest

Labor economics, political economy, development economics

Past positions

Research Officer, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (2011–2016)


PhD in Economics, University College London, 2017

Selected publications

  • “The dynamics of return migration, human capital accumulation, and wage assimilation.” Review of Economic Studies (Forthcoming) (with J. Adda and C. Dustmann).

  • “Borrowing constraints and the dynamics of return and repeat migrations.” Journal of Labor Economics (Forthcoming).

  • “Spillovers and strategic interaction in immigration policies.” Journal of Economic Geography 21:2 (2021): 287–315 (with N. Motz).

  • “The economics of temporary migrations.” Journal of Economic Literature 54:1 (2016): 98–136 (with C. Dustmann).

  • “Selective out-migration and the estimation of immigrants’ earnings profiles.” In: Chiswick, B. R., and P. W. Miller (eds). Handbook of the Economics of International Migration 1A. North Holland, 2015; pp 489–533 (with C. Dustmann).