Funding Institution: Compagnia di San Paolo
Partners: Collegio Carlo Alberto (Turin)
Start/end date: The project has been running since 2016, and its funding is renewed yearly. Currently, the project has been funded for the period 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021.
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: 2017 – March 2021
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: new empirical evidence for better policy-making?
Funding Institution: Nuffield Foundation
Partners: Queen Mary University of London (Coordinator)
Start/end date: 2017 – 2021
LdA Current Researchers: Tommaso Frattini (coordinator)
Goals: Analysing three specific aspects of the interplay between asylum policies and refugees’ outcomes. First, investigating the extent to which border policies influence the composition, size and direction of migrants’ and refugees’ flows, as well as impacting on their migration-related risk of death. Second, assessing how different asylum and refugee policies impact on refugees’ socio-economic integration in the host countries. Third, studying how refugee flows may feed-back into policy-making through their effect on natives’ voting behaviour.
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.