Carmel U. Chiswick is a Development Economist and a Labor Economist. She is currently a Research Professor at George Washington University (since 2011). She holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University in the City of New York, where she studied economic development and economic history. She worked as an Economist at USAID, the United Nations, and The World Bank. She frequently presents her research to academic conferences and community groups, and has held several visiting appointments at universities in the U.S. and Israel.

Professor Chiswick's research in labor and economic demography includes studies of household work, family formation, and immigration (impacts). Her research on economic development deals with problems related to employment and education, especially in Thailand, and with systems of household and labor force statistics. Her recent work focuses on the economics of religion, especially as it applies to the American Jewish family, to Jewish religious observance and to American Jewish communal institutions.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2003.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8092
published in: Barry R. Chiswick and Paul W. Miller (eds.), Handbook on the Economics of International Immigration, 1A, Elsevier, 2015
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5068
published in: Aaron Levine (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Judaism and Economics, New York: Oxford University Press, 2010, pp. 646-662
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4868
published in: Rhona C. Free (ed.), 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook, Sage Publications: 2010
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2212
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2009, 22 (4), 859 - 880
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1456
published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2006, 24, 449-467
IZA Discussion Paper No. 858
published as 'Appendix 3' in: Historical Statistics of the United States, Millennial Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2006, 5-819 - 5-824