Development Workshop - Assaf Razin

Monday, November 13, 2017 at 11:40am to 1:10pm

Uris Hall, 498
Central Campus

Assaf Razin
Tel Aviv University

ISRAEL'S IMMIGRATION STORY: GLOBALIZATION LESSONS

The exodus of Soviet Jews to Israel in the 1990s was a unique event. The extraordinary experience of Israel, which has received migrants from the Former Soviet Union (FSU) at the rate of 17 percent of its population, within a short time, is also relevant for the current debate about migration and globalization. The immigration wave was distinctive for its large high skilled cohort, and its quick integration into the domestic labor market. Among various  ethnic groups the FSU immigrants ranked at the top of intergenerational upward mobility. Immigration also changed the entire economic landscape: it raised productivity, underpinning technological prowess, and had significant impact on income inequality and the level of redistribution in Israel’s welfare state.

Event Type

Seminar

Departments

Economics

Tags

economics, EconDevelop

Hashtag

#CornellEcon

Contact E-Mail

hra27@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Heather LaCombe

Contact Phone

607-255-4878

Speaker

Assaf Razin

Speaker Affiliation

Tel Aviv University

Open To

Cornell Economics Community (List Serve Members)

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