The goal of this thesis project is to explore restrictions in OECD countries on immigrants' right to self-employ and engage in entrepreneurship.
We are able to explore this question using novel data from the Immigration Policies in Comparison Project, which measures migration policies in OECD countries from 1980 to 2016.
Possible research questions include, but are not limited to:
- How have policies in OECD countries that restrict the ability of immigrants to self-employ evolved over time?
- How do policies in OECD countries that restrict the ability of immigrants to self-employ impact self-employment rates, including those of natives, generally?
- Are certain country-level characteristics able to predict the likelihood of OECD countries to institute laws restricting immigrants' rights to self-employ?
For further information please contact either Professor José Mata at e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Postdoc Joshua Bedi at e-mail email@example.com