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.

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Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1232
published in: Foders, Federico and Langhammer, Rolf J. (eds), Labor Mobility and the World Economy. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg 2006, 85-103
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1227
published in: Public Choice, 2007, 132 (3-4), 257-271
IZA Discussion Paper No. 558
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2005, 18 (4), 649–662
IZA Discussion Paper No. 551
published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2007, 26, 199-229
IZA Discussion Paper No. 540
published in: Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2009, 56 (3), 332–352
IZA Discussion Paper No. 445
published in: Gil S. Epstein and Ira N. Gang (eds.): Migration and Culture, Emerald Publishing, Bingley, 2010, 25-44
IZA Discussion Paper No. 435
published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2006, 27 (2), 104-125
IZA Discussion Paper No. 302
published as "The Why, When and How of Immigration Amnesties" in: Journal of Population Economics, 2011, 24 (1), 285-316
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