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. 7548
Published in: World Bank Economic Review, 32, 1, 2018: 148–162
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6104
published in: Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2012, 42 (5), 817-28
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5765
Published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2014, 115, 94-108
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5590
published in: Journal of Economic Literature, 2012, 50 (3), 681-730
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5496
Strongly revised version published in: Journal of Development Economics, 2016, 120: 209-223
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4534
published in: World Bank Economic Review, 2011, 25 (1), 132 - 156
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4293
published in: Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, 2010, 97/98, 143 - 166
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2873
published in: J. Baghwati and G. Hanson (eds.), Skilled Immigration Today: Prospects, Problems and Policies, Oxford University Press, 2009
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1531
published in: S. Kolm and J. Mercier Ythier (eds.), Handbook of the Economics of Giving, Altruism and Reciprocity Vol. 2, North Holland 2006
IZA Discussion Paper No. 819
new version entitled "Brain drain and human capital formation in developing countries: winners and losers" published in: Economic Journal, 2008, 118 (528), 515-843