ProsjektansvarligBernt Bratsberg
Oppdragsgivers prosjektnr.
ProsjektdeltakereOddbjørn Raaum
Knut Røed
Prosjektperiode2009 - 2012 (avsluttet)


Rising immigration is one of the most significant issues to have captured the public interest and public-policy debates in recent years. Yet despite awareness of the issue there has been surprisingly little economic analysis of immigration's effects and its consequences. While there has been some advancement gauging its impacts in the labor market, there are still major gaps in our understanding in this area, while many other areas of the economy, notably crime, housing, poverty, health, welfare and education remain simply bereft of economic analysis. The studies outlined here will address this lacuna and so help bring much needed information and clarity to this important debate, extending the frontier of analysis into various new directions. The project will use a combination of perhaps the best administrative and novel survey data sources in Europe and beyond, which allows us to address key issues at the frontier of migration research that hitherto could not be analyzed. The project offers a highly innovative research agenda, carried out by research teams from 6 NORFACE countries, all with an excellent academic track record and unique experience working with administrative and survey data. The proposal involves many new ideas that have not yet been pursued in the migration literature. Embedded within economic theoretical rigor, the research designs we propose will allow us to use innovative techniques and ideas to identify causal effects of immigration rather than associations. This is a joint project with University College London, Stockholm University, Aarhus School of Business, Humboldt University, the Finnish Institute of Labor, and University of British Columbia.


Vitenskapelige tidsskrift

Batista, Catia and Janis UmblijsDo migrants send remittances as a way of self-insurance?2016Oxford Economic Papers Vol 68(1), 108-130[PDF] [DOI]
Barth, Erling, Bernt Bratsberg, and Oddbjørn RaaumImmigrant Wage Profiles within and between Firms2012Labour Economics Vol 19(4), 541-556[PDF]

Andre skrifter

Barth, Erling, Bernt Bratsberg og Oddbjørn RaaumImmigrant Wage Profiles within and between Firms2011NORFACE MIGRATION Discussion Paper No. 2011-19[PDF]
Bratsberg, Bernt, Oddbjørn Raaum og Knut RøedEducating Children of Immigrants: Closing the Gap in Norwegian Schools2011IZA discussion paper no 6138[PDF]
Bratsberg, B., O. Raaum, M. Røed and P. SchøneImmigration Wage Impacts by Origin2010CReAM Discussion Paper No 30/10[PDF]
Bratsberg, Bernt, and Oddbjørn RaaumImmigration and Wages: Evidence from Construction2010Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration, Discussion Paper No 06/10[PDF]