Benjamin Elsner .alignleft


I am Assistant Professor of Economics at University College Dublin. My research lies at the intersection of labor economics, public economics and microeconometrics. While in my earlier work I mainly studied the economic impacts of migration, my current research agenda focuses on the determinants of people's investment in human capital and the impact of these investments on life outcomes such as health, educational attainment and success in the labor market.

Before joining UCD, I spent five wonderful years as a Senior Research Associate at IZA in Bonn, where I remain involved as Deputy Program Co-ordinator of the 'Labor Mobility' program area. I am also a research fellow at the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) and the Geary Institute for Public Policy.