How Does Climate Change Affect Migration?

11/23/2015 - Economics Professor Giovanni Peri in World Economic Forum.

The idea that climate-related migration could generate repercussions for European security is related to the possibility of large inflows of people from the areas adversely affected by climate change.

In a recent paper (Cattaneo and Peri 2015), we tackle the connection between increasing temperatures and migration by analysing the effect of differential warming trends across countries on the probability of migrating out of the country or migrating from rural to urban areas.

Read the full story at World Economic Forum.