Maurice Schiff was born in Belgium, got his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Economics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and his PhD from the University of Chicago. He spent two years as Professor and Research Director of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Concepcion, Chile, after which he joined the World Bank. He worked at the World Bank as Lead Economist in the Development Research Group and in the Office of the Chief Economist of the Latin America and Caribbean Region, and is currently International Consultant.

His work has focused on different aspects of development, including international trade [sector-specific and economy-wide policies' impact on developing country agriculture, trade-related technology diffusion, regional integration, commodities' trade]; international migration [brain drain; migration's impact on fertility and on social capital, ability drain]; nutrition; and natural resources, trade and migration.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2004.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 3378
published in: International Economic Journal, 2013, 27(2), 399-414
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2088
published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2008, 6 (3), 267-284
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1599
published in: Caglar Ozden and Maurice Schiff (eds.), International Migration, Remittances, and the Brain Drain, Palgrave MacMillan: New York, 2006
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1384
published in: Revue d'économie du développement, 2007, 21 (5), 69-84
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1283
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1279
Vlad Manole, Maurice Schiff
published in: Review of International Economics, 2013, 21 (2), 281–294
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1087
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2006, 19 (2), 327-344