Benjamin Elsner

Research Fellow

University College Dublin

Ben Elsner is Assistant Professor of Economics at University College Dublin.

He is an applied microeconomist with particular interest in education, migration, and microeconometrics. His work has been published in the Journal of International Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Population Economics and the Oxford Bulletin of Economics & Statistics.

Before joining UCD in 2018, Ben spent five years at IZA as a Senior Research Associate. He remains involved with IZA as Deputy Director of the program area "Mobility and Migration" and became a Research Fellow in 2018.

Ben holds a PhD from Trinity College Dublin, and a Diplom/M.A. from the University of Regensburg/Germany.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15850
Emanuele Albarosa, Benjamin Elsner
R&R at World Development
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14320
published in: Economic Journal, 2021, 640 (131), 3182 - 3206.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13676
Benjamin Elsner, Jeff Concannon
forthcoming in: Robert M. Sauer (ed.): Encyclopedia of Global Migration
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11725
revised version forthcoming as 'Forced Migration and Local Public Policies: Evidence from Post-War West Germany' in: Journal of the European Economic Association
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11408
published as 'Long-run exposure to low-dose radiation reduces cognitive performance' in: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2023, 118, 102785
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11033
published in: International Tax and Public Finance, 2018, 25(6), 1490-1518
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10275
published in: Journal of Development Economics, 2020, 142, 102317; Substantially revised version here
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9478
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2018, 53(2), 356-381
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9121
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2017, 35(3), 787-828
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7863
published in: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2018, 80 (3), 659-688
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7130
published as 'Migration 10 Years After: EU Enlargement, Closed Borders, and Migration to Germany' in: M. Kahanec and K.F. Zimmermann (eds.): Labor Migration, EU Enlargement, and the Great Recession, Springer: Berlin, et al. 2016, 85 - 101
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6843
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2013, 26 (2), 531-553
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6111
published in: Journal of International Economics, 2013, 91(1), 154-163