Migration Observatory

Migration Observatory webpage

Funding Institution: Compagnia di San Paolo

Partners: Collegio Carlo Alberto (Turin)

Start/end date: 1 January 2016 –  ongoing

LdA Current Researchers: Tommaso Frattini (coordinator) and Irene Solmone

Goals: Promoting analytical knowledge on topical issues such as the wider economic and social impacts of immigration on receiving and sending countries and the implications of different migration policies, from an international and cross-disciplinary perspective. Strengthening research links between LdA and CCA, and facilitating interdisciplinary migration research. Positioning Collegio/LdA as a central actor in migration research, with the two-fold objective of becoming highly visible in the policy debate, and constructing a critical mass of academic knowledge.

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 – March 2019

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

Project webpage

Funding Institution: Nuffield Foundation

Partners: Queen Mary University of London (Coordinator)

Start/end date: April 2017 – March 2019

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)

VAM webpage

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.

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