Hillel Rapoport

Research Fellow

Paris School of Economics

Hillel Rapoport is Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. A member of Bar-Ilan University’s Economic Department until 2013, he also held visiting positions at Stanford University (in 2001-03) and Harvard University (in 2009-11). Since 2008 he is the scientific coordinator of the "migration and development" conferences jointly organized by the French Development Agency and the World Bank. He received the Milken Institute Award in 2003 and the Developing Countries Prize in 2008. His research focuses on the growth and developmental impact of migration. As part of this research program he has done theoretical and empirical work on the brain drain, remittances, the effect of migration on inequality and educational attainments, and the links between migration and other dimensions of globalization such as trade, capital flows, and culture. His other research interests include economic history, political economy, refugee resettlement/relocation, and the economics of immigration and diversity.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in June 2013.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11331
published in: European Economic Review, 2019, 113, 265-296.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10109
Published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2016, 37 (7), 1209-1226
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9945
published as 'Can internal migration foster convergence in regional fertility rates? Evidence from 19th Century France' in: Economic Journal, 2019, 129 (620), 1618-1692
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9788
Published in: The Economic Journal, Vol 128 (612), 2018: F273-305
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9418
published in: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2015, 4:23
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8683
published in: CESifo Economic Studies, 2015, 61 (3-4), 638-672
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8329
published in: World Economy, 2016, 39 (4), 543-556
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7980
published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2017, 9(3): 36-69
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7749
published in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2015, 117 (2), 565-591
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7568
Alberto Alesina, Johann Harnoss, Hillel Rapoport
published in: Journal of Economic Growth, 2016, 21 (2), 101-138