• Séminaire,

Fabian Waldinger (LMU Munich)

Publié le 14 octobre 2021 Mis à jour le 22 octobre 2021
Date
Le 20 octobre 2021 De 17:30 à 18:30
Informations complémentaires :5.30 pm CET via Zoom

Webinaire : Économie des migrations. Academics at Risk: Professional Networks and High-Skilled Emigration from Nazi Germany

Academics at Risk: Professional Networks and High-Skilled Emigration from Nazi Germany

Co-écrit avec Sascha Becker, Volker Lindenthal et Sharun Mukand.

Résumé

We study the role of professional networks in facilitating emigration of Jewish academics who were dismissed from their jobs by the Nazi government. We use individual-level exogenous variation in the timing of dismissals to estimate the causal effect of networks. Academics with more ties to early émigrés (emigrated 1933-1934) were more likely to emigrate. Early émigrés functioned as “bridging nodes” that facilitated the emigration to their own destination. Furthermore, we find that emigration was only affected by professional networks, but not by community networks. Lastly, we provide some of the first empirical evidence of decay in social ties over time.

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