Maurice Schiff

Lead Economist, Development Economics Research Group, World Bank

Maurice Schiff was born in Belgium, got his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Economics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and his PhD from the University of Chicago. He spent two years as Professor and Research Director of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Concepcion, Chile. He is presently Lead Economist in the Development Economics Research Group at the World Bank.

His work has focused on different aspects of trade and development. This includes sectoral, trade and macro policies' impact on developing country agriculture; trade, FDI and telecom-related technology diffusion; regional integration; international migration; social capital, migration and trade; nutrition; and natural resources, migration and trade. He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2004.

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  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey