by L. Mbaye & K.F. Zimmermann . This paper reviews the effect of natural disasters on human mobility or migration. Although there is an increase of natural disasters and migration recently and more patterns to observe, the relationship remains complex.
by A. Akay, O. Bargain & K. Zimmermann . This paper examines whether the subjective well-being of migrants is responsive to fluctuations in macroeconomic conditions in their country of origin. Using the German Socio-Economic Panel for the years 1984 to 2009 and macroeconomic varia
by S. Chowdhury, A. Krause & K. Zimmermann . This paper investigates the effect of drinking arsenic contaminated water on mental health. Drinking water with an unsafe arsenic level for a prolonged period can lead to arsenicosis and associated illness. Based on rich and newly collected hous
On May 27-28, 2016, the Joint Annual Meeting of the Slovak Economic Association and the Austrian Economic Association (NOeG-SEA 2016) in cooperation with the University of Economics Bratislava took place. The theme of the conference was “Economic Policy in a Dynamic Environment&
The European refugee crisis is challenging policy makers because it affects a wide range of European policy simultaneously. At the Society of Government Economists’ conference Klaus F. Zimmermann will review major research findings of migration economics and their implications f
On April 16, 2016 Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT Klaus F. Zimmerman gave a keynote on "Diaspora Economics: Global Challenges and Perspectives" at the Symposium on “The Economics of Skin Tone, Gender, Ethnicity, and Diaspora“.
Journal of Population Economics Issue 4 of the volume 29 is now available online. Issue 4/29 is the first issue hosted by POP at UNU-MERIT. Exploit the Free Download of the lead article Parental investment responses to a low birth weight outcome: who compensates and who reinforces? b
The 2015 Journal Citation Reports have just been released and we are pleased to announce the Journal of Population Economics’ new impact factor: 1.139. The impact factor has increased continuously since 2008 and peaked at 1.47 in 2013, and after an IF of 1.109 it reached 1.139 i
Journal of Population Economics Issue 3 of the volume 29 is now available online. Exploit the Free Download of the lead article: "The Immigration and prices: quasi-experimental evidence from Syrian refugees in Turkey" by Binnur Balkan and Semih Tumen, J Popul Econ (2016) 29(3): 657-68