Research Seminar on Diversity and Development Michele Valsecchi "Internal migration networks and mortality in home communities"
HSE International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) and NES Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions are pleased to announce their next joint Research Seminar on Diversity and Development. The event is held jointly with the seminar “Political Economy”.
Michele Valsecchi (NES) will present his paper "Internal migration networks and mortality in home communities". Co-author - Ruben Durante (ICREA, UPF, Barcelona School of Economics)
The seminar will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
Working language of the seminar is English.
Abstract: Can migration networks harm their home communities? Looking at the spread of a virus in Italy and using pre-determined province-to-province migration, excess mortality and mobile phone tracking data, we document that provinces with a greater share of migrants in outbreak areas show lower local mobility (information mechanism), but also a greater population inflow from outbreak areas (carrier mechanism). For a subset of localities, the net effect on mortality is negative. However, for the average locality, the effect is positive and large, suggesting that the migrants' role as information providers is trumped by their role as virus carriers. The effect is quantitatively important as it accounts for 60% of virus deaths outside outbreak areas.
We would like to ask everyone to register for the seminar at https://goo.gl/forms/Sp9brZmfdE5nwX6k1 until 4 pm of December 1. The link to the Zoom conference will be sent to all registered participants before 5 pm. If you have any questions please contact Valeria Kotelnikova (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We look forward to seeing you!
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