Funding Institution: Compagnia di San Paolo
Partners: Collegio Carlo Alberto (Turin)
Start/end date: 1 January 2016 – currently ongoing
LdA Current Researchers: Tommaso Frattini (coordinator) and Natalia Vigezzi
Goals: the main objective of the observatory is to study analytically topical issues on migration, such as the economic and social impact of immigration on receiving and sending countries or the implications of different migration policies, from an international and cross-disciplinary perspective. Then, it aims to construct a critical mass of academic knowledge in order to increase the visibility of Collegio Carlo Alberto and Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano in the policy debate.
Migration: Impact on Tax and Social Benefits in the EU
Funding Institution: European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Start/end date: 1 January 2017 – currently ongoing
LdA Current Researchers: Carlo Fiorio, Tommaso Frattini, Andre Riganti.
Goals: Producing consolidated data suitable for the analysis of the net fiscal impact of immigration throughout the European Union and providing a first assessment of the budgetary consequences of current social benefits packages for asylum seekers and refugees as well as assessing a hypothetical reform with a full harmonization of these packages.
Asylum Policies in Europe and the Refugee Crisis
Funding Institution: Nuffield Foundation
Partners: Queen Mary University of London (Coordinator)
Start/end date: April 2017 – currently ongoing
LdA Current Researchers: Francesco Fasani, Tommaso Frattini, Luigi Minale
Goals: the project will use multiple data sets from the UK and across Europe to investigate the interplay between asylum policies and refugees’ outcomes:
- The influence of borded control policies on the composition, size and direction of migrant and refugee flows, and the impact on the migration-related risk of death.
- The impact of different asylum and refugee policies on refugees’ socio-economic integration in the host countries.
- The feedback into policy-making through the effect of refugee flows on natives’ voting behaviour.
The project will assess the effectiveness of asylum policies in reaching their stated objectives, but will also investigate other unintended, but potentially relevant, long term consequences. The combined findings will provide policy-relevant evidence on the role of asylum policies.
Value Added in Motion. The Future Geography of Production, Migration and Energy (VAM)
Funding Institution: Enel Foundation
Partners: University of Milan, Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods
Start/End date: 1 May 2013 – 30 April 2016
LdA Researchers: Giorgio Barba Navaretti (coordinator), Gianmarco Ottaviano and Giovanni Pica (Geography of Value Added), Giovanni Facchini and Tommaso Frattini (Migration), Marzio Galeotti, Francesco Vona and Federico Pontoni (Energy)
Goals: The overarching aim of this large project has been understanding the geography of value added and its implications for migration and for demand and supply of energy. Work pursued three different objectives:
i) mapping the geography of value added and to assess its main triggers;
ii) assessing the relationship between the location of activities and the production of value added and population movements;
iii) assessing how energy demand and the availability of energy sources relate to the creation, composition, and location of economic activities and to population movements.