Gianni de Fraja: International Mobility of Academics: Theory and Evidence (Online)

19 May 2022 | 12:00 — 13:00

FBK-IRVAPP is pleased to invite you to the following seminar: International Mobility of Academics: Theory and Evidence

With the participation of Gianni de Fraja, University of Nottingham

Language: the seminar is held in English.

Abstract: The labour force in the university sector of many countries is extremely international. I propose a theoretical model, where academics bargain with institutions over their pay, and choose the country where they live and work to maximise their lifetime utility. I then test the model over a subset of approximately 850,000 research active academics over 14 years. The model predicts academics to respond to short term conditions, such as those caused by exchange rate fluctuations, with younger academics being more sensitives. These conclusions are confirmed by the empirical analysis.

Speakers

  • Speaker
    Gianni De Fraja is Professor of Economics at the University of Nottingham. He is a fellow of CEPR and a graduate of the universities of Pisa, Siena and Oxford. He has previously held chairs in York and Leicester and visiting posts in Tokyo, Bonn, Barcelona, and Rome. He has published over 60 papers in the leading international academic journals. His research span applied and theoretical economics. In his policy oriented papers Gianni has studied theoretical aspects of competition among state owned and private firms, the regulation of utilities, and the design of health policies and of education policies. He has over 30 years teaching experience in a wide range of subjects, microeconomics, macroeconomics, public economics, industrial organisation, the economics of education among others, and levels, from first year and advanced undergraduate, to MSc, to frontier PhD courses. Gianni is an applied microeconomist, whose work bridges applied theory and empirical analysis. His recent papers are in labour economics, health economics, and the economics of higher education. He is a Professor of Economics at the University of Nottingham, and Research Fellow at CEPR. He has previously held chairs in York and Leicester and visiting posts in Tokyo, Bonn, Barcelona, and Rome.

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