Anna Maria Mayda

Anna Maria Mayda
Associate Professor
301 ICC

Associate Professor 

Ph.D. (2003) Harvard University, Economics
M.A. (2001) Harvard University, Economics


Refereed publications

“Why are some people (and countries) more protectionist than others?”, with Dani Rodrik, European Economic Review, August 2005, 49(6), pp. 1393–1430.

“Who is against immigration? A cross-country investigation of individual attitudes towards immigrants,” Review of Economics and Statistics, August 2006, 88(3): pp. 510-530.

“From individual attitudes towards migrants to migration policy outcomes: Theory and evidence,” with Giovanni Facchini, Economic Policy, October 2008, Issue 56: pp. 651 – 713.

“Why are people more pro-trade than pro-migration?”, Economics Letters, December 2008, 101(3), pp. 160-163

“Do countries free ride on MFN?”, with Rod Ludema, Journal of International Economics, April 2009, 77(2): pp. 137-150.

“Does the welfare state affect individual attitudes toward immigrants? Evidence across countries,” with Giovanni Facchini, Review of Economics and Statistics, May 2009, 91(2): pp. 295-314. Reprinted in Barry R. Chiswick and Paul W. Miller eds., 2011, “Recent Developments in the Economics of Immigration” Edward Elgar.

“Do south-south trade agreements increase trade? Commodity-level evidence from COMESA,” with Chad Steinberg, Canadian Journal of Economics, November 2009, 42(4): pp. 1361-1389.

“International migration: A panel data analysis of the determinants of bilateral flows,” Journal of Population Economics, October 2010, 23 (4): pp. 1249-1274.

“What drives immigration policy? Evidence from a survey of government officials,” with Giovanni Facchini, 2010, in I. Gang and G. S. Epstein (eds) Culture and Migration (Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Volume X), World Scientific, pages 605-648.

“Do interest groups affect US immigration policy?” with Giovanni Facchini and Prachi Mishra, September 2011, Journal of International Economics 85(1), pp. 114–128.

“Individual attitudes towards skilled migration: An empirical analysis across countries,” with Giovanni Facchini, February 2012, The World Economy, 35(2), pp. 183-196.

“Understanding highly skilled migration in developed countries: The Upcoming battle for brains,” with Simone Bertoli, Herbert Brucker, Giovanni Facchini, and Giovanni Peri, Part I, pp. 15-198, Chapters 1 through 7, in T. Boeri, H. Bruecker, F. Docquier and H. Rapoport (eds.) Brain Drain and Brain Gain. The Global Competition to Attract High-Skilled Migrants,September 2012, Oxford University Press.

“What drives individual attitudes towards immigration in South Africa?” with Giovanni Facchini and Mariapia Mendola, Review of International Economics, May 2013, 21(2), pp.326–341.

“Individual attitudes towards immigration: Economic vs. non-economic determinants,” with Giovanni Facchini and Riccardo Puglisi, forthcoming in G.P. Freeman, R. Hansen and D. Leal (eds.) Immigration and Public Opinions in Liberal Democracies, Routledge.

“Do terms-of-trade effects matter for trade agreements? Theory and evidence from WTO countries,” with Rod Ludema, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2013, 128(4), pp.1837-1893.

Working Papers:

“Risk, government and globalization: International survey evidence,” with Kevin O’Rourke and Richard Sinnott, last revised September 2011, revise and resubmit at Economics and Politics.

“South-South migration and the labor market: Evidence from South Africa” with Giovanni Facchini and Mariapia Mendola, last revised June 2011, revise and resubmit at Journal of Developmet Economics.Protection for free? The political economy of U.S. tariff suspensions” with Rod Ludema and Prachi Mishra, last revised March 2011, submitted.

“Illegal immigration and media exposure: Evidence on individual attitudes,” with Giovanni Facchini and Riccardo Puglisi, last revised September 2010, submitted.

“Exposure to low-wage country imports and the growth of Japanese manufacturing plants,” with Masato Nakane, Chad Steinberg and Hiroyuki Yamada, last revised 2012, Discussion papers 12038, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).

“The Impact of skilled migration on firm-level productivity: An investigation of publicly traded U.S. firms,” with Anirban Ghosh, last revised August 2013.

Work in Progress:

“The External Tariffs of South-South Preferential Trade Agreements: An Empirical Investigation of Latin America,” with Rod Ludema and Christian Volpe, last revised November 2013.

“Lobbying Expenditures on Migration: A Descriptive Analysis,” last revised April 2010.

Non-refereed Publications:

“Canada: No Place Like Home for Antidumping,” with Rod Ludema, 2011, in Chad P. Bown (ed.), The Great Recession and Import Protection: The Role of Temporary Trade Barriers. London, UK: CEPR and the World Bank (chapter 4).

“The Political Economy of Immigration Policy,” with Giovanni Facchini, Human Development Research Paper 2009/03, April 2009, Background paper for the 2009 United Nations Human Development Report.

“From attitudes towards immigration to immigration policy outcomes: Does public opinion rule?”, with Giovanni Facchini, Invited Article for Vox (European online journal on economics and politics), June 2008.

“How individual attitudes are mapped into immigration policy outcomes,” with Giovanni Facchini, Invited Article for Vox (European online journal on economics and politics), May 2008.

“Big governments and globalisation are complementary,” with Kevin O’Rourke, Invited Article for Vox (European online journal on economics and politics), November 2007.

“International migration flows: The role of destination countries’ migration policies,” with Krishna Patel. Commissioned by CSIS (Center for Strategic and International Studies) for the Social Security Administration project on Long-Term Immigration Projection Methods: Current Practice and How to Improve it. Web-published by the Boston College Center for Retirement Research, February 2006.

“Perché non piace la globalizzazione” Invited article for La Voce (Italian online journal on conomics and politics), October 2005.

“Jamaica secondary education: Improving quality and expanding access,” World Bank Report in Two Volumes No.19069-JM, Human Development Department, Caribbean Country Management Unit, Latin America and the Caribbean Region. Collaborated in the prepar