Mauro Lanati

Visiting Fellow
Mauro LANATI is an Assistant Professor in Applied Economics at the University of Milano-Bicocca and a Visiting Fellow at the Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute. He is a former Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the MEDAM Project at the Migration Policy Centre (RSCAS, EUI) and Max Weber Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies (EUI). He is an economist whose areas of interest cover theoretical and empirical aspects of development economics, migration, student mobility and international trade. Mauro’s current research explores the links between aid, cultural linkages and emigration decisions. His research appears in international academic journals such as World Development, Economics of Education Review, Review of World Economics and The World Economy, among others.

Research topics: Development, Migration, Student Mobility, International Trade.
Core discipline(s): Economics.

Articles in Refereed Journals
  • Lanati M, M. Sanfilippo and F. Santi (2022), Aid and Internal Migration in Malawi. World Development, Volume 162, 106134, ISSN 0305-750X
  • Lanati M. Thiele R (2021). Aid for health, economic growth, and the emigration of medical workers, Journal of International Development, 1– 29, ISSN 0954-1748
  • Lanati M. Venturini A. (2021) Cultural Change and The Migration Choice, Review of World Economics, 157, 799–852. ISSN: 1610-2878
  • Fiorini M. Giovannetti G. Lanati M. Santi F. (2021) Asymmetric Cultural Proximity and Greenfield FDI  The World Economy, ISSN: 0378-5920
  • Lanati M. Thiele R. (2020), International Student Flows from Developing Countries: Do Donors Have an Impact? Economics of Education Review, vol. 77, ISSN: 0272-7757
  • Lanati M. Thiele R. (2019), Foreign Assistance and Emigration: Accounting for the Role of Non-Transferred Aid The World Economy, vol. 43, p.1951–1976, ISSN: 0378-5920
  • Lanati M. Thiele R. (2018), The Impact of Foreign Aid on Migration Revisited World Development, vol. 111, p. 59-74, ISSN: 0305-750X
  • Lanati M. Thiele R. (2018), Foreign Assistance and Migration Choices: Disentangling the Channels Economics Letters , vol. 172, p. 148-151, ISSN: 0165-1765
  • Giovannetti, G. Lanati M. (2017), Do High‐Skill Immigrants trigger High‐Quality Trade? The World Economy, vol. 40, p. 1345-1380, ISSN: 0378-5920

  • Works in Progress
  • Visa Policy and International Student Migration: Evidence from the Student Partners Program, with Jerome Gonnot
  • Lanati M, Thiele R (2021), The Link between Economic Growth and Emigration from Developing Countries: Does Migrants’ Skill Composition Matter? Working Paper, EUI RSC, 2021/91, Migration Policy Centre (MPC), Under Review
  • Lanati M, Thiele R (2022), South-south refugee movements: Do pull factors play a role? Working Paper, EUI RSC, Migration Policy Centre (MPC), Under Review

  • Other Working Papers
  • Kaushal N. Lanati M. (2019), International Student Mobility: Growth and Dispersion, Working Paper 25921, DOI 10.3386/w25921, Permanent WP
  • Lanati M. (2019), Ideological Conditionality of Foreign Aid during the Cold War: Did Western Allies Follow the US? EUI RSCAS Working Paper N. 2019/54, Permanent WP

  • Chapters in Books
  • Gonnot J., Lanati M, (2022). ”The impact of COVID 19 on international student mobility”, in The COVID-19 impacts on migration and migrants from a gender perspective, United Nations IOM book series, forthcoming
  • Giovannetti G, Lanati M, Venturini A (2019). Migration and Trade in the Mediterranean. In: Salvatore Capasso, Eugenia Ferragina. Mediterranean Migration and the Labour Markets Policies for Growth and Social Development in the Mediterranean Area, Routledge. p. 224-237, ISBN: 9781138557345
  • Lanati M, Giovannetti G (2015). Financing Development in Risky Contexts. In: Financing Sustainable Development: Addressing Vulnerabilities. Boussichas, M., and Guillaumont, P. (dir.), Ferdi, Economica, Paris. p. 35-58, ISBN: 9781138794313
  • Lanati M, Giovannetti G (2015). Migration and Development: Lessons from Africa. In: Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies, Oxford University Press, Edited by Anna Triandafyllidou (EUI). p. 236-242, ISBN: 978-2-7178-6852-4

  • Blog Posts and Policy Writings
  • Lanati M. Thiele R. How does foreign aid affect the emigration of medical workers from developing countries? MPC Blog Post, February 2021
  • Lanati M. Recchi E. Search-and-Rescue Operations in the Mediterranean: Are they a ‘pull factor’ for sea crossings of migrants?, MPC Blog Post,  January 2020
  • Lanati M. Thiele R. The Complex Effects of Development Aid on Migration, News Deeply, December 2018.
  • Lanati M. Thiele R.  The impact of foreign aid on migration revisited, MPC Blog Post, June 2017

  • Reports
  • Lanati R. Thiele (2018) How Donors Respond to Refugee Movements, P.109-115, 2018 MEDAM Assessment Report
  • Lanati R. Thiele (2017) Can Foreign Aid Affect Migration Decisions? P.77-80, 2017 MEDAM Assessment Report
  • Lanati G. Giovannetti (2015), The indirect pro-trade effects of Indian ethnic networks, DEMO-India Research Report, Thematic Report, 2015/14
  • Giovannetti, M. Lanati (2014), The Importance of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and Potential Drawbacks for Mediterranean Countries, IEMed Mediterranean Yearbook 2014