Research Fellow to the MEDAM project (project financed by Stiftung Mercator)
Mauro Lanati is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the MEDAM Project at the Migration Policy Centre (RSCAS,EUI) and a former Max Weber Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies (EUI). He is an economist whose areas of interest cover theoretical and empirical aspects of Development Finance, International Trade and Migration. Mauro’s research explores the link between foreign aid and migration, especially the effect of foreign aid and other forms of development finance on legal and illegal migration flows. On this topic he recently co-authored a paper with Prof. Rainer Thiele titled “The Impact of Foreign Aid on Migration Revisited”.
Lanati earned an European PhD in Economics, Doctor Europaeus, at the University of Pisa under the supervision of Prof. Giorgia Giovannetti (EUI and University of Florence) with a thesis on the link between International Trade and Migration, whose first chapter was written while he was a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia. His job market paper – which investigates the link between quality of migrants and quality of trade – has recently been published by The World Economy.
Mauro has participated in several research projects on development finance and migration studies for many international institutions, such as FERDI in Clermont-Ferrand (France) and IEMED in Barcelona (Spain). Some of these collaborations culminated in recent publications in volumes, such as ‘Financing development in risky contexts’ in Financing sustainable development by addressing vulnerabilities (2015) edited by Boussichas, M., and Guillaumont, P. and published by FERDI in collaboration with the EUI and EIDIH.
Research topics: Determinants of Migration, Foreign Aid, International Trade
Geographic areas: All areas
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