University of Otago, New Zealand, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Lecturer, Economics, University of Otago, New Zealand
Applied microeconometrics, international trade
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Consultant to New Zealand Treasury
PhD Economics, Washington State University, USA, 1989
“Understanding price elasticities to inform public health research and intervention studies: Key issues.” American Journal of Public Health 103:11 (2013): 1954–1961 (with N. Nghiem, N. Wilson, and T. Blakely).
“Food prices and consumer demand: Differences across income levels and ethnic groups.” PLoS One 8:10 (2013) (with C. Ni Mhurchu, H. Eyles, C. Schilling, Q. Yang, W. Kaye-Blake, and T. Blakely).
“Trade, diaspora and migration to New Zealand.” The World Economy 36:5 (2013): 582–606 (with D. Law and J. Bryant).
“Migration and tourism flows to New Zealand.” In: Matias, A., M. Sarmento, and P. Nijkamp (eds). Advances in Tourism Economics: Quantitative Methods. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2013; pp. 113–128.
“The impact of immigration on international trade: A meta-analysis.” In: Nijkamp, P., M. Sahin, and J. Poot (eds). Migration Impact Assessment: New Horizons. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2012; pp. 301–337 (with M. Gheasi, J. Poot, and P. Nijkamp).
Immigrants are good for tradeMurat Genç, June 2014International trade and migration are two important dimensions of globalization. Although governments have been very willing to open their borders to trade, they have not been so liberal in their immigration policies. It has been suggested, however, that a causal positive link might exist between immigration and trade. Could governments further increase international trade by also opening their doors to immigrants? If they could, does it matter what type of immigrants are encouraged? And is there a saturation level of immigrants after which this positive impact disappears?MoreLess