Mauro Lanati

Migration Policy Centre (MPC)

Development Cooperation, Emerging Markets & Developing Countries

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Main research interests

  • Development economics
  • Gravity models
  • International trade
  • Macroeconomics
  • Applied econometrics

Mauro Lanati’s areas of interest cover theoretical and empirical aspects of Development Finance, International Trade and Migration. His current research explores the link between foreign aid and migration, especially the effect of foreign aid and other forms of development finance on illegal migration flows.

He has participated in several successful research projects on development finance and migration studies for various international institutions, such as FERDI in Clermont-Ferrand and IEMED in Barcelona.


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    From a 🇪🇺 perspective, such support mustn't even be altruistically motivated.

    Providing refugees real long-term prospects within the region can serve as a sustainable alternative for those who consider costly & dangerous onward-migration to more attractive destination countries.

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    🇺🇬 is one of the youngest countries worldwide—w/ an enormously growing young working-age population. These young people will need jobs.

    One could expect ppl. who struggle economically to have more negative attitudes toward refugees & other immigrants due to competition.