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. 6414
published in: Amelie F. Constant and Klaus F. Zimmermann (eds.), International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, Edward Elgar 2013, Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, USA, Chapter 9, 176-192
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6238
published in: International Migration, 2014, 52(2), 53–65
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6091
published in: Review of Development Economics, 2018, 22(1), 174-202
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5467
Matloob Piracha, Amrita Saraogi
published in: Oxford Development Studies, 2012, 40 (4), 467-491
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5302
published in: IZA Journal of Migration, 2012, 1, Article 3
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5207
published in: Eastern European Economics, 2011, 49 (4), 24-46
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4287
published in: Gil Epstein and Ira N. Gang (eds.): Migration and Culture, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 8, Emerald Publishing, Bingley, 2010, 467-495
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3922
published in: World Development, 2010, 38(8), 1141-1155
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2942
published in: Applied Economics, 2012, 44 (21), 2767 - 2776