What are the relationships between people’s cultural traits and their aspirations to emigrate? This column explores whether emigrants from countries in the Middle East and North Africa self-select on the basis of their religiosity and their attitudes towards women’s rights – two cultural traits that are correlated with economic outcomes and on which there are considerable contrasts within the MENA region.
Riccardo TuratiUniversité Catholique de Louvain in Belgium
Riccardo Turati is a PhD Student in the field of economics at the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. He started his degree on September, 2015. He received his B.A. in Economics from the Catholic University of Milan in September, 2013. He is currently a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Economics at the Université Catholique de Louvain starting September, 2015. Lastly, his research interests revolve around themes of International Migration.