Publications

Our publications include academic publications (peer-reviewed books, journal articles, and book chapters), working papers (presenting work in-progress), a wide range of research and policy reports (primarily aimed at a non-academic audience), and blogs. For an overview of ongoing MPC research projects, click here.


Aid for health, economic growth, and the emigration of medical workers

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): LANATI, Mauro, THIELE, Rainer
  • Citation: Florence : European University Institute, 2020
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/104, Migration Policy Centre (MPC)
  • Abstract: Debates on the extent to which developing countries suffer from a brain drain often focus on the emigration of locally scarce health personnel. In this paper, we empirically examine how [...]
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Political and legal responses to human mobility in South America in the context of the Covid-19 crisis : more fuel for the fire?

  • Type: Article
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): ACOSTA, Diego, BRUMAT, Leiza
  • Citation: Frontiers in human dynamics, 2020, Vol. 2, OnlineOnly
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, Migration Policy Centre (MPC)
  • Abstract: During the XXI century, South America has been the epicenter of vibrant discussions on human mobility. A new vocabulary emerged with legal principles such as the non-criminalization of irregular migration [...]
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What factors determine attitudes to immigration? : a meta-analysis of political science research on immigration attitudes (2009-2019)

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): DRAŽANOVÁ, Lenka
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/86, [European Governance and Politics Programme], [Migration Policy Centre]
  • Abstract: Attitudes toward immigration have attracted much scholarly interest and fuelled extensive empirical research in recent years. Many different hypotheses have been proposed to explain individual and contextual differences in attitudes [...]
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Global trends and continental differences in attitudes to immigration : thinking outside the Western box

  • Type: Other
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): GONNOT, Jerome, DRAŽANOVÁ, Lenka, BRUNORI, Claudia
  • Series/Report no.: Policy Briefs, 2020/42, Migration Policy Centre
  • Abstract: In this Policy Brief we present a global overview of long-term trends and current attitudes to immigration across the world to highlight: Concerns about immigration in Western European and American [...]
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Immigration, international mobilization and local governance in post-industrial cities: Turin and Saint-Etienne compared

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): CAPONIO, Tiziana, CLÉMENT, Anthony
  • Citation: Florence : European University Institute, 2020
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/71, Migration Policy Centre (MPC)
  • Abstract: This working paper addresses the topic of cities’ trajectories of participation in Transnational City Networks (TCNs) on migration-related issues to identify factors and mechanisms of mobilisation. We present the results [...]
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Beyond the wall : US immigration policy under Trump

  • Type: Article
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): SANCHEZ, Gabriella
  • Citation: Mario DEL PERO and Paolo MAGRI (eds), Four years of Trump : the US and the world, Milan : ISPI, 2020, pp. 69-87
  • Series/Report no.: [Migration Policy Centre]
  • Abstract: In what follows, I summarize some of the most salient points of migration policy and practice under Trump. I must emphasize this is not a comprehensive review of all the [...]
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The role of education in taming authoritarian attitudes

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): CARNEVALE, Anthony, SMITH, Nicole, DRAŽANOVÁ, Lenka, GULISH, Artem, PELTIER CAMPBELL, Kathryn
  • Series/Report no.: Georgetown University, Center on Education and the Workforce, CWE Reports, 2020, [Migration Policy Centre]
  • Abstract: The new report presents empirical evidence that higher levels of education are associated with stronger support for democratic principles. While people can express authoritarian preferences at all levels of educational [...]
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Localising migration diplomacy in Africa? : Ethiopia in its regional and international setting

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): GEDDES, Andrew, MARU, Mehari Taddele
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/50, Migration Policy Centre
  • Abstract: The paper analyses African-European diplomatic relations on migration. It looks closely at the ideas and practices that inform migration relations between the African Union and the European to explore wider [...]
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Introducing the Historical Index of Ethnic Fractionalization (HIEF) dataset : accounting for longitudinal changes in ethnic diversity

  • Type: Article
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): DRAŽANOVÁ, Lenka
  • Citation: Journal of open humanities data, 2020, Vol. 6, No. 1, Article 6, OnlineOnly
  • Series/Report no.: [Migration Policy Centre], [OPAM]
  • Abstract: Dramatic changes in the ethnic composition of countries in the last decades have sparked new interest among social scientists in studying and uncovering the role of ethnic diversity on social, [...]
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COVID-19 and systemic resilience : rethinking the impacts of migrant workers and labour migration policies

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): ANDERSON, Bridget, POESCHEL, Friedrich Gerd, RUHS, Martin
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/57, Migration Policy Centre
  • Abstract: This paper argues that concerns about the resilience of essential services require a reassessment of the impacts of migrant workers and the design of labour migration and related public policies. [...]
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