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Featuring Anna Maria Mayda
Associate Professor of Economics
Department of Economics and School of Foreign Service
With Discussant William Lincoln
School of Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University
Please Join CGD for a MADS with Anna Maria Mayda where she will present a recent paper on the labor market effect of immigration to South Africa. The paper contributes to a small but growing literature on the impact of South–South migration by looking at one of the most attractive destinations for migrant workers in Sub–Saharan Africa. Using census data for 1996, 2001 and 2007, Mayda and her co-authors exploit the variation -- at both the district and the national level -- in the share of foreign–born male workers across schooling and experience groups over time. Using an instrumental variable estimation strategy, the authors find a significant negative effect on natives’ employment rates and total income.
**The Massachusetts Ave. Development Seminar (MADS) is a ten year-old research seminar series that brings some of the worlds leading development scholars to discuss their new research and ideas. The presentations meet an academic standard of quality and are at times technical, but retain a focus on a mixed audience of researchers and policymakers.*