Economics serving society

International Migration Economics Chair

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The Edmond de Rothschild Group and Paris School of Economics create the “International Migration Economics” Chair to develop research activities aimed at improving knowledge of international migration.
The chair will conduct rigorous work based on historical and contemporary data to better understand the motivations and implications of international migration for the global economy as well as for receiving and sending countries.

- Press release - Launch of the Research Chair International Migration Economics (PDF - 253Ko)



  • The organization of events, conferences and thematic workshops aimed at presenting and discussing work at the frontier of international research.
  • The invitation of researchers to enrich research and initiate new collaborations, the chair regularly invites researchers from French and foreign universities for research stays of varying lengths to participate in teaching and/or research activities.
  • Policy briefs (link to the Notes/policy brief page, which remains empty for the moment but is to be created): the regular publication of notes promotes the research work carried out within the chair to a wider public.
  • Media and Communication: the research fellows of the chair regularly communicate their research to a wide audience in order to contribute to public debate and policy-making.
  • Scientific publications (link to the page - 6 Scientific Publications): the research fellow of the chair conduct research that is published in peer-reviewed scientific journals of international academic standard.
  • The development of high level teaching.
  • The funding of doctoral fellowship and of post-doctoral fellows.


The objective of this chair is to create a place open to society in order to disseminate, share and discuss the findings of scientific studies on a major societal issue.
The objectives of the “International Migration Economics” chair will be to:

  • analyze the determinants (economic, political, demographic, humanitarian, climatic) of international migration,
  • understand the economic potential of migration in terms of growth and integration into the global economy
  • understand the consequences of globalization and the emergence of regional powers on migration flows
  • analyze the place of immigration and diversity in society
  • evaluate public policies for the economic and social integration of immigrants, refugees and their descendants
  • promote initiatives for international governance of migration (common asylum policy in Europe, global approach to the management of climatic migration).

Chair holder

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Hillel Rapoport, Director of international relations at PSE, professor at PSE and at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Scientific Advisor at CEPII.

Fellow Researchers

For the year 2022-2023, the International Migration Economics Chair has 15 associate researchers and 8 PhD students.

Senior Fellows

Marc Fleurbaey, Director of Research at CNRS. Welfare economics, social choice theory, well-being, public economics, climate policy. Personal website

Camille Hémet, Professor at the university of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Urban diversity analysis, residential segregation. Personal website

Benjamin Michallet, Postdoc researcher. Paris School of Economics. Personal webpage

Katrin Millock, Director of Research at CNRS. Environmental economics, climate migration. Personal website

Ariell Reshef, Director of Research at CNRS. Economics of international trade and globalization. Migration and trade. Personal website

Biagio Speciale, Lecturer at the university of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Public economics and political economy of immigration. Personal website

Liam Wren-Lewis, Research Fellow at INRAE. Theories of contact and social interactions, evaluation of public policies. Personal website

Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, Director of Research at EHESS. Political economy of media and populism. Personal website

Researchers from other institutions

Philippe Aghion, Professor at the Collège de France and at the Institut Européen d’Administration Des Affaires (INSEAD). Site Personnel

Johann Daniel Harnoss. Partner and associate director. Innovation BCG Henderson Institute Fellow. Personal website

Yajna Govind, Assistant Professor. Copenhagen Business School (CBS). Personal webpage

Cem Özgüzel, Economist, OECD. Personal webpage

Sulin Sardoschau, Assistant Professor. Humbolt University. Personal webpage

Sarah Schneider-Strawczynski, Assistant Professor. Exeter University. Personal webpage

Sara Signorelli, Assistant Professor, Amsterdam School of Economics. Personal webpage

Partner of PSE

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Edmond de Rothschild Group is a banking group specialized in private banking and asset management based in Geneva, Switzerland. It also develops philanthropic activities, notably in the form of sponsorship and/or support for research initiatives. Edmond de Rothschild (France) is the credit institution that plays a pivotal role in the development of the Group’s business in the French market.