Professor of Economics, Paris School of Economics
Hillel Rapoport is Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, scientific advisor at CEPII (Paris) and a research fellow at IZA, CESifo, CReAM and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. A member of Bar-Ilan University’s Economic Department until 2013, he also held visiting positions at Stanford University (in 2001-03) and at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (in 2009-11). During that latter period, he was a visiting research fellow with the Center for International Development, of which he is a research affiliate since then. His research focuses on the growth and developmental impact of migration and on the economics of immigration, diversity, and refugees’ relocation and resettlement.
Rapoport is the scientific coordinator of the “Migration and Development” annual conferences jointly organized by the World Bank and the French Development Agency since 2008 (the 2011 conference took place at CID). His work with CID investigates the interplay between international migration and other dimensions of globalization such as trade, capital and financial flows, as well as the diffusion of knowledge and culture.
Rapoport is the editor of two books (“Brain gain or brain drain: the international competition to attract talent”, Oxford University Press 2012, and “The economics of immigration and social diversity”, Elsevier, 2006) and has published research articles in general economics journals such as Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, and in field journals such as Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Public Economics or International Migration Review.