Augustin de Coulon is working at King’s College since 2009 as a senior lecturer in Economics. Previously, he worked at the Institute of Education (2005-9) and Queen Mary, University of London (2002-5). He studied at the LSE and the University of Geneva (where he obtained his PhD in 2000). He is also affiliated with the Labour Markets Programme of the Centre for Economic Performance of the London School of Economics.
His main research area is in labour economics with emphasis on immigration and education. He has worked on the self-selection process of international migration, the performance of migrants on the host and the home (-source) country labour market, the effect of family links on the residential choice for retired immigrants. In the education area, he is working on the wage impact of lifelong learning, and how basic skills affect wages and employment. He also works in health economics (risk attitude and environmental impact).
His publication record includes Oxford Economic Papers, Review of International Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Education Economics, Review of Economics of the Household, Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, Applied Economics, Labour, International Journal of Manpower, Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2004.