Hillel Rapoport


  • 11, Porte des Sciences, Maison des Sciences Humaines

    L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette/Belval



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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 Luxembourg Institute for Socio-Economic Research (LISER) in 2020.

Research affiliations

2017- EUDN - European Development Network

2016- Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group, University of Chicago

2014- CESifo, Munich

2013- IZA, Bonn

2011- Center for International Development, Harvard University

2010- Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, in Economics, Université Panthéon-Assas

… → 1993

Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches, Université de Versailles

1996 → …

External positions

Senior Member, Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)

2021 → …

Chair of the department “Dynamics”, Institut des Migrations


Scientific Advisor, Centre d’études prospectives et d'informations internationales (CEPII)

2016 → …

Part-time Professor, Migration Policy Center, European University Institute, San Domenico di Fiesole


Professor, Paris School of Economics, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne

2013 → …

Visiting Research Fellow, Center for International Development, and Visiting Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University


Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University


Professor, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, Université de Lille


Visiting Research Fellow, Stanford Institute for International Development, and Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Stanford University


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University


Maître de Conférences, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, Université de Lille


Free keywords

  • Development
  • Migration
  • Immigration policy
  • Globalization

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