Oded Stark

Research Fellow

University of Bonn

Oded Stark is Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Distinguished Professor at the University of Warsaw, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Tuebingen. He served as Distinguished Research Scholar at Georgetown University, as University Professor (Chair in Economic and Regional Policy) at the University of Klagenfurt, and as Honorary University Professor of Economics at the University of Vienna, and prior to that as Professor of Economics (Chair in Development Economics) at the University of Oslo, and as Professor of Population and Economics and as the Director of the Migration and Development Program at Harvard University. He has written on applied microeconomic theory, development economics, population economics, the economics of migration, labor economics, evolutionary economics, urban economics, regional economics, welfare economics, risk-taking behavior, and the theory of the firm.

He is the author of the critically acclaimed books The Migration of Labor (Oxford and Cambridge, MA: Blackwell 1991 and 1993), and Altruism and Beyond, An Economic Analysis of Transfers and Exchanges Within Families and Groups (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1995 and 1999), and is the co-editor of the Handbook of Population and Family Economics (in Handbooks in Economics; Amsterdam: North-Holland 1997, and Beijing: Economic Science Press 2004). Oded Stark is Doctor honoris causa (University of Warsaw), a Humboldt Awardee, and a Presidential Professor of Economics (Poland).

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2019.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 17044
Oded Stark, Julia Wlodarczyk
published in: Social Science & Medicine, 2024, 350, 116841
IZA Discussion Paper No. 17010
published in: Economics & Human Biology. 2024, 53, 101349
IZA Discussion Paper No. 17002
Oded Stark, Wiktor Budzinski
published in: Economics Letters, 2024, 237, 111585
IZA Discussion Paper No. 16873
Oded Stark, Grzegorz Kosiorowski
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2024, 220, 1 - 11
IZA Discussion Paper No. 16856
published online in: Journal of Economic Inequality, 09 February 2024
IZA Discussion Paper No. 16666
Oded Stark, Jakub Bielawski, Fryderyk Falniowski
published in: Journal of Economic Inequality, 2024, 22 (2), 333–356
IZA Discussion Paper No. 16573
published in: Journal of Mathematical Sociology, 2024, 48 (2), 272-278
IZA Discussion Paper No. 16264
published in: European Journal of Health Economics, 2023, 24, 1235–1237
IZA Discussion Paper No. 16130
published in: Economics & Human Biology, 2023, 49, 101232
IZA Discussion Paper No. 15908
published as 'An Integrated Theory of Relative Deprivation and Risk-Laden Migration' in: Robert M. Sauer (ed.), World Scientific Handbook of Global Migration Vol. 2. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2024, 165–175