Migration

Encouraging the Return of Talent: Evidence on Tax Incentives from Malaysia’s Returning Expert Program

High-skilled workers are continuously migrating. According to the World Bank, in 2010 there were approximately 45 million tertiary-educated migrants globally,...

The Unintended Consequences of Border Patrol: How US Immigration Policy Backfired

New research suggests that the policies of border security have ultimately backfired, leading to an increase in the number of undocumented immigrants.

The Role of Drought and Climate Change in Syrian Conflict

A recent study shows how climate change contributed to the 2007-2010 drought and how this affected conflict in Syria.

How Female Migration Can Reduce Gender Inequality

A recent OECD study suggests that differences in the rates of immigration across gender are associated with socially-institutionalized forms of gender inequality, such as norms that restrict females’ access to education, family planning, property ownership, and labor markets. The authors study how these factors impact female migration and, in turn, contribute to perpetuating gender inequality.

Poverty Trap, or Ticket to Economic Growth? Forecasting the Impact of Climate Change on Migration and Global Inequality

A new study models the long-run effects of global warming on agricultural productivity and its impact on migration flows in low- and middle-income countries.

Editor’s Note: Forecasting Effects of Climate Change

An introduction to a series on climate change.

Good Schools, Low Taxes, and Access to Medicaid?

Researchers at Harvard University find little evidence that people migrate to become eligible for Medicaid.

Immigration Makes Economic Sense, Say Researchers

Study shows how the positive impact of immigration extends beyond the traditional services sector.

Towards a New Cuban Reality: An Interview with Cuban Ambassador José Ramón Cabañas

José Ramón Cabañas explains the most important political and economic changes in Cuba over the last few years.

Assessing the State of Security at the US-Mexico Border

A working paper evaluates the state of security at the US-Mexico Border and outlines a potential way forward.

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