Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person Kauppinen, Ilpo
Organisation Statens ekonomiska forskningscentral
Projektets titel An economic analysis of self-selection into migration and preferences for redistribution
Beslutnr 318533
Beslutsdatum 26.04.2018
Finansierings period 01.03.2019 - 28.02.2022
Finansiering 238 848
Beskrivning av projektet
The project consists of three themes. The first studies how international migrants are self-selected in terms of their abilities using novel data that combine information on academic performance and cognitive ability and personality test results with register data on labor market performance and emigration choices. The second theme examines the extent to which house ownership affected internal migration responses to labor market shocks during Finland’s recession in the 1990s. The third theme studies determinants of preferences for redistribution of income using survey evidence. The proposed research will push the frontier of understanding how migrants differ from those who stay in terms of their abilities, why people often do not react to the apparent economic incentives to migrate, and which factors determine individual preferences for redistribution of income.