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. 15850
Emanuele Albarosa, Benjamin Elsner
published in: World Development, 2023,167, 106228
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14718
published as 'The Political Fallout of Air Pollution' in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2024, 121(18), e2314428121
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
published as 'Forced Migration and Local Public Policies: Evidence from Post-War West Germany' in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2024, 22 (2), 915-962
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
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