ESCoE Research Seminar, 28 January 2020: “Using electoral registers to quantify immigration in UK local authorities”, Augustin De Coulon

Presented by: Augustin De Coulon (King’s College London and ESCoE)

ESCoE Research Seminar, Tuesday 28 January 2020,  16:00-17:00

Venue: Office for National Statistics, 1 Drummond Gate, London, SW1V 2QQ


The UK relies on survey data such as the Annual Population Survey to produce estimates of its local area immigrant populations at higher frequencies than generated by the decennial Census. All sample surveys come with some level of uncertainty attached to their estimates which can be particularly acute at local area level where sample populations are smaller. We therefore explore whether the local area population counts of immigrants contained in the electoral ‘register’ could help improve and complement the accuracy and reliability of published local area migration statistics.

Augustin De Coulon is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at King’s College London. He moved to King’s in 2009 from the Institute of Education. Previously, he was at Queen Mary University of London. His main interest is in applied micro-econometrics. He studied at the London School of Economics (LSE) and the University of Geneva, where he obtained his PhD in economics. His PhD work focused on the labour market assimilation of immigrants. Besides immigration, he also works in the fields of the economics of education (basic skills and vocational training) and health economics.

The event is free but registration is required.To RSVP please visit our Eventbrite page.


ESCoE Research Seminars are held fortnightly at 16:00 – 17:00 on Tuesdays during Term time. 

Please note:

The seminar will be filmed.
Your passport or other official ID will be required for entry to the venue.
Please ensure you bring the original of your ID.
Registration opens from 15:30 with tea and coffee available on arrival.

Friday, January 17, 2020

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