Assaf Razin

Emeritus Research Fellow

Cornell University


Assaf Razin got his Economics from the University of Chicago in 1969. He is the Mario-Henrique Simonsen Professor of Public Economics at Tel-Aviv University and the Friedman Professor of International Economics at Cornell University.

Assaf Razin joined IZA as Research Fellow in November 1999. He is also Fellow of the Econometric Society, Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has co-edited various professional journals such as International Tax and Public Finance.

Among his books are:

E. Helpman, A. Razin: A Theory of International Trade Under Uncertainty (1978)
M. Nerlove, A. Razin, and E. Sadka: Household and Economy: Welfare Economics of Endogenous Fertility (1986)
J. Frenkel and A. Razin: Fiscal Policies and the World Economy (1987)
J. Frenkel and A. Razin: Spending Taxes and Deficits: International-Intemporal Approach (1987)
A. Neubach, A. Razin, E. Sadka: Economic Growth (1988)
A. Neubach, A. Razin, E. Sadka: Challenges to the Economy of Israel (1990)
J. Frenkel, A. Razin, E. Sadka: International Taxation in an Integrated World (1991)
A. Razin and E. Sadka: The Israeli Economy: Malaise and Promise (1993)
A. Razin and E. Sadka: Population Economics (1995)
G.M. Milesi-Ferretti and Assaf Razin: Current Account Sustainability (1996)
J. Frenkel and A. Razin, with the cooperation of Chi-Wa Yuen: Fiscal Policies and Growth in the World Economy (1996)
A. Razin and E. Sadka: Labor, Capital, and Finance: International Flows (2001)



IZA Discussion Paper No. 5546
revised version published as 'Welfare Magnet Hypothesis, Fiscal Burden and Immigration Skill Selectivity' in: Journal of Scandinavian Economics, 2015, 177 (2)