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.



The Chair will conduct the following activities:

  • Scientific or general public events: organization of research seminars, international conferences and thematic workshops. The Chair’s annual conference is intended to bring together a large public.
  • Invitations to researchers: to enrich research and initiate new collaborations, the Chair can involve invited researchers in one of its programs, for short or long periods.
  • Doctoral thesis and post-doctoral fellowships: the Chair supports the development of research potential by financing doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships on defined topics.
  • Policy briefs: these are used to promote research work and make it available to a wide audience. They address current issues and propose potential solutions.


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

Camille Hémet, Professor at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Urban diversity analysis, residential segregation.
Katrin Millock, Director of Research at CNRS. Environmental economics, climate migration.
Ariell Reshef, Director of Research at CNRS. Economics of international trade and globalization. Migration and trade.
Biagio Speciale, Lecturer at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Public economics and political economy of immigration.
Marie-Anne Valfort, Lecturer at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and economist at the OECD. Economics of discrimination.
Liam Wren-Lewis, Research Fellow at INRAE. Theories of contact and social interactions, evaluation of public policies.
Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, Director of Research at EHESS. Political economy of media and populism.

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.