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BENJAMIN ELSNER

 
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HELLO

I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at University College Dublin. The central themes of my research are

1) causes and consequences of migration 

2) determinants of human capital (education, environmental factors)

I am a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn/Germany, the UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy and the Centre for Research & Analysis of Migration at UCL.

Contact: benjamin(dot)elsner(at)ucd(dot)ie

 

PUBLICATIONS

joint with Ingo Isphording and Ulf Zölitz

Economic Journalaccepted

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joint with Costanza Biavaschi, Michał Burzyński and Joël Machado

Journal of Development Economics, 2020, 142

Best Paper Award at the Warsaw International Economic Meeting (WIEM) 2016

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joint with Florian Buhlmann and Andreas Peichl

International Tax and Public Finance, 2018, 25(6), 1490-1518

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joint with Gaia Narciso and Jacco Thijssen

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2018, 80(3), 659-688

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joint with Ingo E. Isphording

Journal of Human Resources, 2018, 53(2), 356-381.

Media coverage: Bloomberg, Boston Globe, BBC

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joint with Ingo E. Isphording

Journal of Labor Economics, 2017, 35(3), 787-828

Media coverage: Bloomberg, BBC

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Journal of International Economics, 2014, 91(1), 154-163

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TEACHING

At UCD I teach econometrics and public economics.  I also taught courses in microeconomics, labor economics and the economics of migration at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Luxembourg, and the University of Regensburg and provided econometrics trainings at the  Central Bank of Ireland and the European Business School.

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GRADUATE COURSES

PhD Econometrics (ECON50580)

UCD, since 2018 [syllabus]

Economics of Migration 

U Luxembourg, 2017 [syllabus]

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UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

Public Economics (ECON30190)

UCD, since 2018 [syllabus]

Econometrics

UCD, 2018 [syllabus]

Economics of Migration

U Regensburg, 2018 [syllabus]

European Labor Markets

EBS, 2014-2017

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ECONOMETRICS TRAININGS

I regularly provide econometrics trainings, ranging from crash courses for incoming PhD students at the European Business School to staff trainings in the latest causal inference methods at the Central Bank of Ireland. The trainings typically last 2-3 days and include theory lectures as well as lab sessions with Stata and R.


[Syllabus Causal Inference Training]

[Syllabus Econometrics Refresher]

 

GET IN TOUCH

University College Dublin
School of Economics, Office G208
Belfield, Dublin 4
Ireland

+353 716 8446

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