Michela Carlana is a PhD candidate at Bocconi University in Milan and an affiliated researcher of Bocconi-LEAP (Laboratory for Effective Anti-Poverty Policies).
She is an applied microeconomist with a strong interest in labor and education economics. Her research is focused on gender and race discrimination: she studies whether stereotypes affect accumulation of human capital and she evaluates public policies aimed at offering equality of opportunities in education.
Michela Carlana joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in February 2018.
In this paper, we study the effects of immigration on natives' marriage, fertility, and family formation across US cities between 1910 and 1930. Instrumenting immigrants' location decision by interacting pre-existing ethnic settlements with aggregate migration flows, we find that immigration raised marriage rates, the probability of having children, and the...