Daniele Paserman received his B.A. in economics and statistics from the Hebrew University in 1993, and his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 2000. He is currently an Associate Professor at Boston University, a Senior Lecturer at Hebrew University (on leave), a Research Affiliate of CEPR, and a Faculty Research Fellow of the NBER.

His current research focuses on the economics of immigration: how immigration affects the labor market outcomes of native workers and the investment behavior of firms, and how the initial environment affects immigrants’ human capital accumulation and other economic outcomes. Other research has also looked at the relationship between rising wage inequality and declining marriage rates; at the implications of time-inconsistent preferences for job search behavior and for policies aimed at reducing unemployment; at the effect of corruption and openness on macroeconomic outcomes; and at the dynamics of violence in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in November 2003.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 10128

This paper uses data on bill sponsorship and cosponsorship in the U.S. House of Representatives to estimate gender differences in cooperative behavior. We employ a number of econometric methodologies to address the potential selection of female representatives into electoral districts with distinct preferences for cooperativeness, including regression discontinuity and matching....

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8647
published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2015, 41, 341-372

In this paper we use a large linked employer-employee data set on German establishments between 1993 and 2012 to investigate how the gender composition of the top layer of management affects a variety of establishment and worker outcomes. We use two different measures to identify the gender composition of the...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4128
published in: Review of Economic Studies, 2012, 79 (3), 1021-1052

This paper studies gender interactions within hierarchical organizations using a large data set on the duration of Italian municipal governments elected between 1993 and 2003. A municipal government can be viewed as a hierarchy, whose stability over time depends on the degree of cooperation between and within ranks. We find...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3572
published in: IZA Journal of Migration, 2013, 2:6

During the second part of the 1990s, the Israeli economy experienced a surge in labor productivity and total factor productivity, which was driven primarily by the manufacturing sector. This surge in productivity coincided with the full absorption and integration into the workforce of highly skilled immigrants from the former Soviet...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3439
published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2012, 96 (3-4), 354-368

This paper examines how violence in the Second Intifada influences Palestinian public opinion. Using micro data from a series of opinion polls linked to data on fatalities, we find that Israeli violence against Palestinians leads them to support more radical factions and more radical attitudes towards the conflict. This effect...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2890
published in: Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 2009, 4(4), 315–342

In this paper we assess the effectiveness of suicide attacks and targeted killings in the Second Intifada. We find evidence that the targeted killings of Palestinian leaders by Israel reduce realized Palestinian violence. We find, however, that intended Palestinian violence is increasing at low levels of targeted killings, but decreasing...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2834

This paper uses data from nine tennis Grand Slam tournaments played between 2005 and 2007 to assess whether men and women respond differently to competitive pressure in a setting with large monetary rewards. In particular, it asks whether the quality of the game deteriorates as the stakes become higher. The...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1923
published in: American Economic Review, 2006, 96 (2), 45-49

In this study we extend our previous work to examine the dynamic relationship between violence committed by Palestinian factions and that committed by Israel during the Second Intifada. We find a statistically significant relationship between Israeli fatalities claimed by groups associated with the ruling political party, Fatah, and subsequent Palestinian...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1883
published in: Economic Journal, 2009, 119 (540), 1243-1269.

This paper uses the mass migration wave to Israel in the 1990s to examine the impact of immigrant concentration during elementary school on the long-term academic outcomes of native students in high school. To identify the causal effect of immigrant children on their native peers, the empirical strategy must address...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1808
published in: American Economic Review, 2008, 98 (4), 1591-1604

This paper studies the dynamics of violence in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict since the outbreak of the Second (or "Al-Aqsa") Intifada in September 2000, during which more than 3,300 Palestinians and more than 1,000 Israelis have been killed. The conflict has followed an uneven pattern, with periods of high levels of...