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Working Papers

2021

  1. Closing the Gender Profit Gap
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads
    Also in NOVAFRICA Working Paper Series, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia, NOVAFRICA (2021) Downloads
  2. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in border closures in many countries and a sharp reduction in overall international mobility. However, this disruption of legal pathways to migration has raised concerns that potential migrants may turn to irregular migration routes as a substitute. We examine how the pandemic has changed intentions to migrate from The Gambia, the country with the highest pre-pandemic per-capita irregular migration rates in Africa. We use a large-scale panel survey conducted in 2019 and 2020 to compare changes in intentions to migrate to Europe and to neighboring Senegal. We find the pandemic has reduced the intention to migrate to both destinations, with approximately one-third of young males expressing less intention to migrate. The largest reductions in migration intentions are for individuals who were unsure of their intent pre-pandemic, and for poorer individuals who are no longer able to afford the costs of migrating at a time when these costs have increased and their remittance income has fallen. We also introduce the methodology of priming experiments to the study of migration intentions, by randomly varying the salience of the COVID-19 pandemic before eliciting intentions to migrate. We find no impact of this added salience, which appears to be because knowledge of the virus, while imperfect, was already enough to inform migration decisions. Nevertheless, despite these decreases in intentions, the overall desire to migrate the backway to Europe remains high, highlighting the need for legal migration pathways to support migrants and divert them from the risks of backway migration
    NOVAFRICA Working Paper Series, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia, NOVAFRICA Downloads

2020

  1. Adopting Mobile Money: Evidence from an Experiment in Rural Africa
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in NOVAFRICA Working Paper Series, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia, NOVAFRICA (2020) Downloads View citations (2)

    See also Journal Article in AEA Papers and Proceedings (2020)

2019

  1. Aspirations, expectations, identities: behavioral constraints of micro-entrepreneurs
    NOVAFRICA Working Paper Series, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia, NOVAFRICA Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Improving Access to Savings through Mobile Money: Experimental Evidence from African Smallholder Farmers
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads
    See also Journal Article in World Development (2020)

2018

  1. Is mobile money changing rural Africa? Evidence from a field experiment
    NOVAFRICA Working Paper Series, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia, NOVAFRICA Downloads View citations (5)
  2. Keep It Simple: A Field Experiment on Information Sharing in Social Networks
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
    Also in NOVAFRICA Working Paper Series, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia, NOVAFRICA (2018) Downloads
  3. Migration, Political Institutions, and Social Networks
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (5)
    Also in CReAM Discussion Paper Series, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London (2018) Downloads View citations (2)
    NOVAFRICA Working Paper Series, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia, NOVAFRICA (2017) Downloads View citations (4)
  4. Understanding willingness to migrate illegally: Evidence from a lab in the field experiment
    NOVAFRICA Working Paper Series, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia, NOVAFRICA Downloads View citations (8)

2017

  1. Improving access to savings through mobile money: Experimental evidence from smallholder farmers in Mozambique
    NOVAFRICA Working Paper Series, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia, NOVAFRICA Downloads View citations (4)

2016

  1. Assessing the role of social networks on migrant labor market outcomes: Evidence from a representative immigrant survey
    NOVAFRICA Working Paper Series, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia, NOVAFRICA Downloads
  2. Migrant intentions to return: The role of migrant social networks
    NOVAFRICA Working Paper Series, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia, NOVAFRICA Downloads

2014

  1. Directed Giving: Evidence from an Inter-Household Transfer Experiment
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2013) Downloads View citations (3)
    Norface Discussion Paper Series, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London (2013) Downloads View citations (2)
    NOVAFRICA Working Paper Series, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia, NOVAFRICA (2013) Downloads View citations (6)
    CReAM Discussion Paper Series, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London (2013) Downloads View citations (8)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2015)
  2. Do Migrants Send Remittances as a Way of Self-Insurance? Evidence from a Representative Immigrant Survey
    Norface Discussion Paper Series, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in CReAM Discussion Paper Series, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London (2014) Downloads
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2014) Downloads View citations (9)
  3. Do migrants send remittances as a way of self-insurance?
    NOVAFRICA Working Paper Series, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia, NOVAFRICA Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article in Oxford Economic Papers (2016)
  4. Migrant Remittances and Information Flows: Evidence from a Field Experiment
    Norface Discussion Paper Series, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London Downloads View citations (10)
    Also in CReAM Discussion Paper Series, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London (2013) Downloads View citations (21)
    2014 Meeting Papers, Society for Economic Dynamics (2014) View citations (4)
    NOVAFRICA Working Paper Series, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia, NOVAFRICA (2013) Downloads View citations (10)
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2013) Downloads View citations (10)

    See also Journal Article in World Bank Economic Review (2018)
  5. Migration, Risk Attitudes, and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from a Representative Immigrant Survey
    Norface Discussion Paper Series, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London Downloads View citations (9)
    Also in IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2013) Downloads View citations (1)
    CReAM Discussion Paper Series, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London (2013) Downloads View citations (4)

    See also Journal Article in IZA Journal of Migration and Development (2014)
  6. Return Migration, Self-Selection and Entrepreneurship in Mozambique
    CReAM Discussion Paper Series, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London Downloads View citations (16)
    Also in IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2014) Downloads View citations (22)
    NOVAFRICA Working Paper Series, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia, NOVAFRICA (2014) Downloads View citations (11)

2013

  1. Introducing mobile money in rural Mozambique: Evidence from a field experiment
    NOVAFRICA Working Paper Series, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia, NOVAFRICA Downloads View citations (14)
  2. Stages of Diversification in a Neoclassical World
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Economics Letters (2014)

2011

  1. Do Migrants Improve Governance at Home? Evidence from a Voting Experiment
    Norface Discussion Paper Series, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London Downloads View citations (85)
    Also in IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2010) Downloads View citations (23)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2011) Downloads View citations (84)
    The Institute for International Integration Studies Discussion Paper Series, IIIS (2009) Downloads View citations (11)

    See also Journal Article in World Bank Economic Review (2011)

2010

  1. International Specialization and the Return to Capital
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in The Institute for International Integration Studies Discussion Paper Series, IIIS (2009) Downloads

    See also Journal Article in The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics (2015)
  2. Testing the 'Brain Gain' Hypothesis: Micro Evidence from Cape Verde
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in The Institute for International Integration Studies Discussion Paper Series, IIIS (2009) Downloads View citations (38)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Economics (2012)

2009

  1. Micro evidence of the brain gain hypothesis: The case of Cape Verde
    Working Papers, Banco de España Downloads View citations (4)

2008

  1. International Specialization and the Return to Capital, 1976-2000
    ESSEC Working Papers, ESSEC Research Center, ESSEC Business School Downloads View citations (16)
  2. Why Doesn't Labor Flow from Poor to Rich Countries? Micro Evidence from the European Integration Experience
    Economics Series Working Papers, University of Oxford, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (19)

2007

  1. Brain Drain or Brain Gain? Micro Evidence from an African Success Story
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (10)
    Also in Economics Series Working Papers, University of Oxford, Department of Economics (2007) Downloads View citations (15)
  2. Heckscher-Ohlin Specialization and the Marginal Product of Capital, 1976-2000
    Economics Series Working Papers, University of Oxford, Department of Economics Downloads
  3. Joining the EU: Capital Flows, Migration and Wages
    Economics Series Working Papers, University of Oxford, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (8)
  4. Stages of diversification and specialization in an Heckscher-Ohlin world, 1976-2000
    Economics Series Working Papers, University of Oxford, Department of Economics Downloads

2006

  1. Stages of Diversification and Capital Accumulation in an Heckscher-Ohlin World, 1975-1995
    ESSEC Working Papers, ESSEC Research Center, ESSEC Business School Downloads View citations (15)

2004

  1. Can the IMF's Medium-Term Growth Projections Be Improved?
    IMF Working Papers, International Monetary Fund Downloads View citations (7)

Journal Articles

2020

  1. Adopting Mobile Money: Evidence from an Experiment in Rural Africa
    AEA Papers and Proceedings, 2020, 110, 594-98 Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Working Paper (2020)
  2. Improving access to savings through mobile money: Experimental evidence from African smallholder farmers
    World Development, 2020, 129, (C) Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Working Paper (2019)

2019

  1. Do migrant social networks shape political attitudes and behavior at home?
    World Development, 2019, 117, (C), 328-343 Downloads View citations (3)

2018

  1. Migrant Remittances and Information Flows: Evidence from a Field Experiment
    World Bank Economic Review, 2018, 32, (1), 203-219 Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Working Paper (2014)

2017

  1. Return Migration, Self-selection and Entrepreneurship
    Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2017, 79, (5), 797-821 Downloads View citations (8)

2016

  1. Do migrants send remittances as a way of self-insurance?
    Oxford Economic Papers, 2016, 68, (1), 108-130 Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Working Paper (2014)

2015

  1. Directed giving: Evidence from an inter-household transfer experiment
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2015, 118, (C), 2-21 Downloads View citations (21)
    See also Working Paper (2014)
  2. International specialization and the return to capital
    The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, 2015, 15, (2), 467-508 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2010)

2014

  1. Migration, risk attitudes, and entrepreneurship: evidence from a representative immigrant survey
    IZA Journal of Migration and Development, 2014, 3, (1), 1-25 Downloads View citations (10)
    See also Working Paper (2014)
  2. Stages of diversification in a neoclassical world
    Economics Letters, 2014, 122, (2), 276-284 Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Working Paper (2013)

2012

  1. Testing the ‘brain gain’ hypothesis: Micro evidence from Cape Verde
    Journal of Development Economics, 2012, 97, (1), 32-45 Downloads View citations (57)
    See also Working Paper (2010)

2011

  1. Do Migrants Improve Governance at Home? Evidence from a Voting Experiment
    World Bank Economic Review, 2011, 25, (1), 77-104 Downloads View citations (77)
    See also Working Paper (2011)
 
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