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Lanati, Mauro

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

European University Institute - Migration Policy Centre, Italy



Max Weber alumnus

Robert Schuman Centre

Cohort(s): 2016/2017

Ph.D. Institution

University of Pisa, Italy


Mauro Lanati is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the MEDAM Project at the Migration Policy Centre (RSCAS, EUI) and a former Max Weber Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies (EUI). He is an economist whose areas of interest cover theoretical and empirical aspects of Development Economics, International Trade and Migration. Mauro’s current research explores the links between foreign aid, cultural linkages and emigration decisions. His research appears in international academic journals such as World Development, Economics of Education Review, Review of World Economics and The World Economy. Lanati earned a PhD in Economics “Doctor Europaeus” at the University of Pisa (Italy) with a thesis on the link between International Trade and Migration, and was a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia (Canada) and the École normale supérieure Cachan (France).


  • The Link between Economic Growth and Emigration from Developing Countries: Does Migrants’ Skill Composition Matter? with Rainer Thiele

  • Access to citizenship and international student migration: Evidence from the Express Entry reform in Canada, with Jerome Gonnot

  • The impact of COVID-19 on international student enrolment and retention rate from a gender perspective, with Jerome Gonnot

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