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[Photo: Michael AMIOR] Dr Michael AMIOR
Associate - Community
Email: M.A.Amior@lse.ac.uk

Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Email: michael.amior@mail.huji.ac.il
Personal WebSite WWW

Expertise: Labour, Migration, Education, Housing


I am a Research Officer in the Communities Programme at CEP. Much of my work is focused on migration, both within and between countries. In particular, I am looking at why local joblessness is so persistent and the implications for social capital and crime.

Current Areas of Research:

Local joblessness and social capital

Impact of migration on wages

Geographical integration of labour markets


  • PhD Economics, UCL
  • MSc Economics, UCL
  • BA Economics, Cambridge

CEP Publications

CEP Discussion Paper
Education and Geographical Mobility: The Role of Wage Rents Michael Amior
May 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1616:
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JEL Classification: J61; J64; R23

Tags: geographical mobility; job matching; education

CEP Discussion Paper
The Contribution of Foreign Migration to Local Labor Market Adjustment Michael Amior
November 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1582:
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JEL Classification: J61; J64; R23

Tags: migration; geographical mobility; local labor markets; employment

CEP Discussion Paper
The Persistence of Local Joblessness Michael Amior and Alan Manning
June 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1357:
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JEL Classification: J61; J64; R23

Tags: local labor markets; unemployment; inactivity; internal migration; commuting

This paper has been published as:
'The Persistence of Local Joblessness', Michael Amior and Alan Manning, American Economic Review, 108(7), July 2018
CEP Discussion Paper
Why are Higher Skilled Workers More Mobile Geographically? The Role of the Job Surplus Michael Amior
March 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1338:
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JEL Classification: J24; J61; J64

Tags: internal migration; job search; education; skills