Title: Agricultural income shocks drive drought induced migration from Mexico to the US.
Speaker: Shan Li
Abstract: There is now substantial empirical evidence that climatic variability increases migration in both developing and developed countries, but less is known about the mechanism. In this paper, we show that drought induced migration from Mexico to the U.S. is mediated by agricultural income shocks. We show that migration rates increase in drought years, but only in those parts of Mexico in which agriculture is sensitive to drought, and only by farmers whose lands are unirrigated and do not have non-agricultural sources of income.
About Shan Li: She is an assistant professor of CHLR at the Central University of Finance and Economics. She received his Ph.D. in economics from the George Washington University in 2016. Her main fields of research are Labor economics, Development economics, and Environmental Economics.
Date: Nov, 24th, 2016
Time: 15:30-17:00 PM
Location: Room 608, Academic Hall, CUFE