Matloob Piracha

Research Fellow

University of Kent

Matloob Piracha got his BS in Electrical Engineering and MA in Economics from Ohio University. After working as an engineer first and then as an economist at various organisations both in the US and Pakistan, he decided to study for a PhD in Economics at the University of Exeter. Currently he is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Economics at the University of Kent, UK.

His main research interests are migration and strategic trade policy. He has recently finished work on an ESRC funded project titled “Borders, Migration and Labour Market Dynamics in a Changing Europe” whose main objective was to study the determinants of the decision to migrate and the welfare impacts on both origin and destination regions. He is also involved in a few other research projects that include the analysis of the impact of economic policies on EU enlargement, specifically studying the patterns and impact of migration within the enlarged European Union.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2004.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10927
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9516
A revised version is published in: Leila Simona Talani and Simon McMahon (eds.), Handbook of the International Political Economy of Migration, Edward Elgar 2015, Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, USA, Chapter 11, 234-258.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9493
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2018, 31(3), 877-914
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8106
A substantially revised version forthcoming in: Economic Modelling, 2018
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7779
Matloob Piracha, Amrita Saraogi
published in: Migration and Development, 2016, 6(1), 102-122
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7721
published in: Education Economics, 2017, 22(5), 462-481
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7582
A substantially revised version forthcoming in: Journal of Development Studies
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7274
published in: Papers in Regional Science, 2016, 95, S107-S126.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6644
forthcoming in: Economic Modelling, 2018