Gil S. Epstein obtained his doctorate in Economics and Statistics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel in 1994. After spending two and a half years at the University of Pennsylvania he joined the Department of Economics at Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

Gil is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics and is an Associate Editor for economics. In addition, he is a Research Fellow in IZA and a Research Fellow in CReAM.

Gil has published in Journals such as Management Science, Journal of Development Economics, European Economic Review, Social Choice and Welfare and Journal of Public Economics. His book on Endogenous Public Policy and Contests (2007)(coauthored with Shmuel Nitzan) has been published by Springer. Gil also edited together with Ira N. Gang a volume on Migration and Culture (2010) which was published by Emerald.

His current research interests include issues in Political Economy, Public Choice, Labor Economics, Migration and Public Policy.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7023
published in: Economics and Business Letters, 2012, 1(4), 21-32
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6850
published in: Korean Economic Review, 2012, 28 (2), 117-136.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6837
published in: A. Constant and K. F. Zimmermann (eds): International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, 2013, Edward Elgar, ISBN 978-1-84542-629-3.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6831
published in: Review of International Economics, 2013, 21(2), 191–203.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6796
published in: Economics Bulletin, 2012, 32(3), 2414-2441
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5658
published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2011, 33, 239-261
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5641
published in: Review of Development Economics, 2015, 19 (3), 735-747.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5158
Gil S. Epstein, Yosef Mealem, Shmuel Nitzan
published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2011, 95 (1-2), 88-93
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5123
published in: Epstein, Gil S. and Gang, Ira N. (eds.): Migration and Culture, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 8, Emerald: 2010
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5059
published in: Gil S. Epstein and Ira N. Gang (eds.), Migration and Culture, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 8, Emerald Publishing, Bingley, 2010, 325-339