3:00—4:00 PM Washington DC time

Temperature Shocks, Labor Markets and Migratory Decisions in El Salvador

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  • Ana María Ibáñez, Professor of Economics, Universidad de los Andes, Economics Principal Advisor, Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
  • Andrea Velasquez, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Colorado Denver
  • Jimena Romero, Research Fellow, Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo


  • Anna Maria Mayda, Professor of Economics, School of Foreign Service and Department of Economics, Georgetown University


  • Michael Clemens, Director of Migration, Displacement, and Humanitarian Policy and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development


How has climate change impacted global migration patterns? In a new paper, Ana María Ibáñez, Andrea Velasquez, and Jimena Romero link weather shocks to rising international migration. The study examines temperature shocks in El Salvador and their impact on domestic agricultural production, the labor market of agricultural workers, and migration to the US despite anti-immigrant political climate.

The authors will join CGD for an online presentation of the paper in which they will discuss the methodology, results, and policy implications for climate mitigation and Northern Triangle migration.

Register below to join us on Zoom for an interactive discussion of the presentation. If you are unable to attend the event live, the discussion will be recorded for later viewing on this page. 

*CGD’s Research Seminar Series (RSS) invites leading development scholars to discuss their new research and ideas. The presentations are at times technical but retain a focus on a mixed audience of researchers and policymakers.

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