Benjamin Elsner

Research Fellow

University College Dublin

Research Interests

Ben Elsner is Professor of Economics at University College Dublin.

He is an applied microeconomist with particular interest in human capital (migration, education, impact of the environment). His work has been published in the Economic Journal, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, among others.

Before joining UCD in 2018, Ben spent five years at IZA as a Senior Research Associate. He remains involved with IZA as co-editor of the journal Research in Labo Economics.

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. 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
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