Working Papers

"A Framework for Separating Individual Treatment Effects from Spillover, Interaction, and General Equilibrium Effects" (2017). IZA Discussion Paper 10648. Institute for the Study of Labor. (with Martin Huber). R&R Journal of Business and Economic Statistics (2nd round)[Link]

"Contact Matters: 
Exposure to Refugees and Voting for the Far-Right" R&R Review of Economics and Statistics. [Link (new version)]
An earlier version of the paper was circulated under the title: "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

"When a Random Sample is Not Random. Bounds on the Effects of Migration on Household Members Left Behind" (2014). R&R Journal of Applied Econometrics  [Link]

Peer Reviewed Publications

"The Effects of Incentives to Exercise on Student Performance in College" (2018). Economics of Education Review. 66: 14-39 (with Hans Fricke and Michael Lechner). [Link

"Exposure to Academic Fields and College Major Choice" (2018). Economics of Education Review. 64: 199-213 (with Hans Fricke and Jeff Grogger). [Link  
            Summary on VoxEU
            AEA video interview

"The Effect of Labor Migration on the Diffusion of Democracy: Evidence from a Former Soviet Republic" (2017). American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. 9(3): 36-69 (with Toman Barsbai, Hillel Rapoport, and Christoph Trebesch). [Link]
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" (2016). 
PLoS One. 11(5): 
e0151729 (with Christina Felfe and Michael Lechner). [Link]
Summary on VoxEU

"Radius Matching on the Propensity Score with Bias Adjustment: Finite Sample Behavior, Tuning Parameters and Software Implementation" (2014). Empirical Economics. 49(1): 1-31 (with Martin Huber and Michael Lechner)[Link]

"The Drivers of Diaspora Donations for Development: Evidence from the Philippines" (2015). World Development. 65: 94-109 (with Victoria Licuanan and Toman Barsbai)[Link]

 "The Closer the Sportier? Children’s Sports Activity and their Distance to Sports Facilities" (2011). European Review of Aging and Physical Activity. 8(2): 67-82 (with Christina Felfe and Michael Lechner). [Link]

Unpublished Manuscripts

"Arriving at the Wrong Time: The Long-term Consequences of Economic Conditions at the Time of Immigration" (with Toman Barsbai and Christoph Winter)

"The Effect of Remittances on Public Spending and the Quality of Governance: Micro-evidence from Village-level Exchange Rate Shocks" (with Toman Barsbai and Carl von Schweinitz).

Other Publications

"The Effects of Immigration in Developed Countries: Insights from Recent Economic Research" (2018). CEPII Policy Brief No. 22-2018 (with Anthony Edo, Lionel Ragot, Hillel Rapoport, Sulin Sardoschau). [Link]

"Did the Refugee Crisis Contribute to the Recent Rise of Far-right Parties in Europe?" (2018). 
ifo DICE Report15(4): 24-27.  [Link]

"Labour Migration and Remittances in Moldova: Is the Boom Over?" (2009). Research project for IOM Moldova (with Matthias Lücke and Toman Barsbai). [Link]

Ongoing Projects

"The Wage Penalty of Regional Accents" (with Jeffrey Grogger and Joachim Winter)

"The Economics of Family Migration" (with Toman Barsbai and Christoph Winter)

"Harnessing the Development Benefits of International Migration: A Randomized Evaluation of Enhanced Pre-Departure Orientation Seminars for Migrants from the Philippines" (with Victoria Licuanan, Toman Barsbai, Erwin Tiongson, Dean Yang). [Link]