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AIAS Fellows' Seminar: John Kennan, invited by AIAS fellow Bent Jesper Christensen

Economics of Migration - Gains from Domestic and International Migration

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Monday 20 October 2014,  at 14:15 - 16:15


The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C


Spatial wage differences within countries seem surprisingly large. Economists have studied how individuals make migration decisions in response to such differences. Wage differences across countries are huge. This is less surprising since international migration is severely constrained, but it is still difficult to understand when the goods that workers produce are traded relatively freely across countries. The economic costs of restrictions on international migration are enormous.

Short CV

Currently John Kennan is a Richard Meese Professor of Economics, The University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

1968 B.A., University College, Dublin, Ireland.

1973 Ph.D., Northwestern University, USA.

Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, USA

Fellow of the Econometric Society

What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellows or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English and open to the public. Registration to the seminar is not necessary. Read more about the AIAS Fellows' Seminar here.