Marie-Anne Valfort is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics (UMR PJSE) and University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, and a Labour Market Economist at the OECD, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs.

She holds a DPhil (PhD) in Economics from Ecole Polytechnique, a graduate degree in Economics from Paris School of Economics and a graduate degree in Management from HEC Paris.

Her main research interests are in discriminations, especially in the labour market. Her contribution includes measuring discriminations, isolating their causes, evaluating their consequences and identifying efficient anti-discrimination policies. Since January 2017, Marie-Anne Valfort is a member of the Scientific Committee of the French DILCRAH (Délégation Interministérielle à la Lutte Contre le Racisme, l'Antisémitisme et la Haine anti-LGBT - Inter-ministerial delegation for the fight against racism, antisemitism and anti-LGBT hatred).

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2018.

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IZA Discussion Paper No. 11417

Relying on a correspondence study conducted in France before the 2015 attacks, this paper compares the callback rates of immigrants of Muslim and Christian culture who originate from the same country and whose religiosity varies from non-religious to religious. Based on responses to over 6,200 job ads, the results reveal...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6953
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2014, 27 (4), 1039-1086

We analyze the assimilation patterns of Muslim immigrants in Western countries with a unique identification strategy. Survey and experimental data collected in France in 2009 reveal that Muslims and rooted French are locked in a sub-optimal equilibrium whereby (i) rooted French exhibit taste-based discrimination against those they are able to...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6923
published in: World Bank Economic Review, 2015, 29 (2), 385-412

Relying on census data collected in 2002 and historical weather data for Uganda, we estimate the impact of weather-induced internal migration on the probability for non-migrants living in the destination regions to be employed. Our results reveal a significant negative impact. Consistent with the prediction of a simple theoretical model,...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6421
published in: Economics and Politics, 2015, 26 (1), 79-95

Muslims do less well on the French labor market than their non Muslim counterparts. One explanation for this relative failure can be characterized by the following syllogism: (1) the empowerment of women is a sine qua non for economic progress; (2) in-group norms among Muslims do not empower women; and...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6122
published in: Annals of Economics and Statistics, 2016, 121-122, 121-160

Anti-Muslim prejudice is widespread in Western countries. Yet, Muslims are expected to constitute a growing share of the total population in Western countries over the next decades. This paper predicts that this demographic trend will increase anti-Muslim prejudice. Relying on experimental games and a formal model, we show that the...

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