Research

Working Papers

Information and the Acquisition of Social Network Connections [NBER WP][AEA RCT Registry][3ie project website]

with Toman Barsbai, Victoria Licuanan, Erwin Tiongson, and Dean Yang

NBER Working Paper No. 27346

Type ssc install mhtreg in Stata to install the accompanying Stata command for multiple hypothesis correction. The command was discussed by David McKenzie on the Development Impact Blog.

The Wage Penalty of Regional Accents [NBER WP]

with Jeffrey Grogger and Joachim Winter

NBER Working Paper No. 26719

When a Random Sample is Not Random. Bounds on the Effects of Migration on Household Members Left Behind [most recent version][Kiel WP]

Revised and resubmitted to Journal of Applied Econometrics.

Summary on Development Impact Blog

Peer-reviewed publications

Contact versus Exposure: Refugee Presence and Voting for the Far-Right [final version][Replication]

Accepted at The Review of Economics and Statistics (2020) .

Earlier versions of the paper were circulated under the titles: "Contact Matters: Exposure to Refugees and Voting for the Far-Right" and "Exposure to Refugees and Voting for the Far-Right: (Unexpected) Results from Austria" that is available as IZA Discussion Paper 9790.

The paper was awarded the Young Economist Award of the Austrian Economic Association

An Introduction to the Economics of Immigration in OECD Countries: Insights from Recent Research [Article]

with Anthony Edo, Lionel Ragot, Hillel Rapoport, Sulin Sardoschau, and Arthur Sweetman

Canadian Journal of Economics, 2020, 53(4).

Survey article prepared for the Special Issue on Immigration in OECD Countries. Builds in part on CEPII Policy Brief No. 22-2018.

A Framework for Separating Individual-Level Treatment Effects From Spillover Effects [Article][Replication]

with Martin Huber

Forthcoming Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 2019.

The Effects of Incentives to Exercise on Student Performance in College [Article]

with Hans Fricke and Michael Lechner

Economics of Education Review, 2018, 66: 14-39

Exposure to Academic Fields and College Major Choice [Article]

with Hans Fricke and Jeff Grogger

Economics of Education Review, 2018, 64: 199-213

Summary on VoxEU

AEA video interview

The Effect of Labor Migration on the Diffusion of Democracy: Evidence from a Former Soviet Republic [Article][Replication]

with Toman Barsbai, Hillel Rapoport, and Christoph Trebesch

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2017, 9(3): 36-69

The paper was awarded the prize for Scientific Excellence from the Research Group on Development Economics of the German Economic Association.

English summary (Featured CESifo working paper)

AEA chart of the week

Sports and Child Development [Article]

with Christina Felfe and Michael Lechner

PLoS One, 2016, 11(5): e0151729

Summary on VoxEU

Radius Matching on the Propensity Score with Bias Adjustment: Finite Sample Behavior, Tuning Parameters and Software Implementation [Article]

with Martin Huber and Michael Lechner

Empirical Economics, 2014, 49(1): 1-31

Type ssc install radiusmatch in Stata to install the accompanying Stata command.

The Drivers of Diaspora Donations for Development: Evidence from the Philippines [Article]

with Victoria Licuanan and Toman Barsbai

World Development, 2015, 65: 94-109

Selected work in progress

Immigrating into a Recession

with Toman Barsbai and Christoph Winter

Other publications

The Effects of Immigration in Developed Countries: Insights from Recent Economic Research [Link]

with Anthony Edo, Lionel Ragot, Hillel Rapoport, Sulin Sardoschau

CEPII Policy Brief No. 22-2018

Did the Refugee Crisis Contribute to the Recent Rise of Far-right Parties in Europe? [Link]

ifo DICE Report, 2018, 15(4): 24-27.

The Closer the Sportier? Children’s Sports Activity and their Distance to Sports Facilities [Link]

with Christina Felfe and Michael Lechner

European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, 2011, 8(2): 67-82

Labour Migration and Remittances in Moldova: Is the Boom Over? [Link]

with Matthias Lücke and Toman Barsbai

Research project for IOM Moldova, 2009.

Die Österreicher/-innen und der Wandel in der Arbeitswelt [Link]

with Gudrun Biffl, Katharina Renner, Justyna Okolowicz, Ursula Hamachers-Zuba

In Hamachers-Zuba, Ursula; Friesl, Christian & Polak, Regina (ed.): Die Österreicher/ innen. Wertewandel 1990-2008. Wien : Czernin, 2009, 37-86.