AIAS Lunch Seminar 21 mei Aslan Zorlu - University of Amsterdam

‘The impact of 9/11 on Well-Being of Muslims in Europe’

Azlan Zorlu

Day: Thursday 21 May 2015
Time: 12.15 – 13.15 hrs.
Location: AIAS, 4th floor Gijsbert van Tienhoven building, room 4.09, Roeterstraat 31, 1018 WB (NEW LOCATION!)
Registration: Please send an email, preferably before Wednesday 20 May, 12.00 hrs. to register.
A sandwich will then be provided.


We estimate the impact of the September 11 attacks on the subjective well-being of Muslims living in European non-Muslim countries. The analysis indicates a significant and steady recovery of happiness among Muslims over time after a decline. The pattern for life satisfaction is less pronounced in the post-September 11. We find no differentiate Muslim-effect in this pattern. These findings survive controls for perceived discrimination, migrant status, demographic and socioeconomic characteristics as well as country- and year-fixed effects.


Aslan Zorlu is Assistant Professor at the Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam. He is also a research fellow at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS), the Institute for the Study of Labour, IZA, Bonn-Germany and the Applied Microeconomics Research Unit, NIMA, University of Minho, Braga-Portugal. He studied economics and econometrics at the University of Amsterdam and wrote a PhD thesis (2002) on Absorption of Immigrants in European Labour Markets.
He teaches social science (quantitative) research methods on undergraduate and graduate levels and other courses related to economics of immigration. His research focuses on the adjustment process of immigrants in education, housing and labour markets and the impact of immigration on receiving countries. His other research interests include micro-econometric techniques and the creation and use of individual administrative longitudinal data. He has published articles in scholarly journals and books, including J ournal of Population Economics, Demography and Regional Studies.

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