Gil S. Epstein
Research Fellow

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Epstein Gil S. Epstein obtained his doctorate in Economics and Statistics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel in 1994. After spending two and a half years at the University of Pennsylvania he joined the Department of Economics at Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

Gil is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics and is an Associate Editor for economics. In addition, he is a Research Fellow in IZA and a Research Fellow in CReAM.

Gil has published in Journals such as Management Science, Journal of Development Economics, European Economic Review, Social Choice and Welfare and Journal of Public Economics. His book on Endogenous Public Policy and Contests (2007)(coauthored with Shmuel Nitzan) has been published by Springer. Gil also edited together with Ira N. Gang a volume on Migration and Culture (2010) which was published by Emerald.

His current research interests include issues in Political Economy, Public Choice, Labor Economics, Migration and Public Policy.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
9873  Gil S. Epstein
Renana Lindner Pomerantz
The Survival of Unique Corporate Cultures
9762  Gil S. Epstein
Odelia Heizler (Cohen)
The Formation of Networks in the Diaspora
8955  Joseph Deutsch
Gil S. Epstein
Alon Nir
Mind the Gap: Crowd-Funding and the Role of Seed Money
(forthcoming in: Managerial and Decision Economics, 2016)
8737  Gil S. Epstein
Dalit Gafni
Erez Siniver
Even Education and Experience Has Its Limits: Closing the Wage Gap
(published in: Journal of Economic Studies, 2015, 42, (5), 908 - 928 )
8653  Gil S. Epstein
Ira N. Gang
Making Aid Work: Governance and Decentralization
(forthcoming in: Handbook on the Economics of Foreign Aid, edited by B. Mak Arvin and Byron Lew. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar)
8625  Gil S. Epstein
Odelia Heizler (Cohen)
Ethnosizing Immigrants: A Theoretical Framework
(Published as: Ethnic identity: a theoretical framework, IZA Journal of Migration (2015) 4:9 )
8378  Sarit Cohen Goldner
Gil S. Epstein
Age at Immigration and High School Dropouts
(published in: IZA Journal of Migration, 2014, 3:19)
8004  Ilhom Abdulloev
Gil S. Epstein
Ira N. Gang
Ethnic Goods and Immigrant Assimilation
(forthcoming in: in Bakens, Jacques and Peter (Eds) The Economics of Cultural Diversity, Edward Elgar)
7751  Gil S. Epstein
Joseph Menis
Research and Teaching in Higher Education: Complements or Substitutes?
(published in: International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Science, 2013, 3 (11), 614-632.)
7736  Gil S. Epstein
Yosef Mealem
Politicians, Governed vs. Non-Governed Interest Groups and Rent Dissipation
(published in: Theory and Decision, 2014 [Online])
7220  Gil S. Epstein
Odelia Heizler (Cohen)
Minimum Wages and the Creation of Illegal Migration
(published in: Economics Bulletin, 2013, 33 (1), 434-441)
7032  Gil S. Epstein
Yosef Mealem
Shmuel Nitzan
Lotteries vs. All-Pay Auctions in Fair and Biased Contests
(published in: Economics and Politics, 2013, 25(1), 4860)
7031  Gil S. Epstein
Yosef Mealem
Shmuel Nitzan
The Efficacy and Efforts of Interest Groups in Post Elections Policy Formation
(published in: Economics of Governance, 2013, 14(1), 77-105)
7023  Gil S. Epstein
Employer's Information and Promotion-Seeking Activities
(published in: Economics and Business Letters, 2012, 1(4), 21-32)
6850  Gil S. Epstein
Migrants, Ethnicity and the Welfare State
(published in: Korean Economic Review, 2012, 28 (2), 117-136.)
6837  Gil S. Epstein
Frontier Issues of the Political Economy of Migration
(published in: A. Constant and K. F. Zimmermann (eds): International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, 2013, Edward Elgar, ISBN 978-1-84542-629-3. )
6831  Gil S. Epstein
Renana Lindner Pomerantz
Assimilation through Marriage
(published in: Review of International Economics, 2013, 21(2), 191203.)
6796  Gil S. Epstein
Erez Siniver
Can an Ethnic Group Climb Up from the Bottom of the Ladder?
(published in: Economics Bulletin, 2012, 32(3), 2414-2441)
5658  Gil S. Epstein
Alessandra Venturini
The Impact of Worker Effort on Public Sentiment Towards Temporary Migrants
(published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2011, 33, 239-261)
5641  Ralitza Dimova
Gil S. Epstein
Ira N. Gang
Migration, Transfers and Child Labor
(published in: Review of Development Economics, 2015, 19 (3), 735-747. )
5158  Gil S. Epstein
Yosef Mealem
Shmuel Nitzan
Political Culture and Discrimination in Contests
(published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2011, 95 (1-2), 88-93)
5123  Gil S. Epstein
Ira N. Gang
Migration and Culture
(published in: Epstein, Gil S. and Gang, Ira N. (eds.): Migration and Culture, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 8, Emerald: 2010)
5059  Gil S. Epstein
Ira N. Gang
A Political Economy of the Immigrant Assimilation: Internal Dynamics
(published in: Gil S. Epstein and Ira N. Gang (eds.), Migration and Culture, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 8, Emerald Publishing, Bingley, 2010, 325-339)
5051  Gil S. Epstein
Yosef Mealem
Interactions between Local and Migrant Workers at the Workplace
(published in: Gil S. Epstein and Ira N. Gang (eds.), Migration and Culture, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 8, Emerald Publishing, Bingley, 2010, 193-203)
4234  Gil S. Epstein
Odelia Heizler (Cohen)
Network Formations among Immigrants and Natives
4153  Gil S. Epstein
Ira N. Gang
Why Pay Taxes When No One Else Does?
(published in: Review of Development Economics, 2010, 14 (2), 374-385)
3591  Gil S. Epstein
Ira N. Gang
Ethnicity, Assimilation and Harassment in the Labor Market
(published in: Research in Labor Economics, 29, 2009, 67-88)
3585  Gil S. Epstein
Ira N. Gang
Good Governance and Good Aid Allocation
(published in: Journal of Development Economics, 2009, 89(1), 12-18)
3025  Gil S. Epstein
Nava Kahana
The Effect of Emigration on Child Labor
(published in: Economics Letters, 2008, 99 (3), 545-548)
2830  Gil S. Epstein
Odelia Heizler (Cohen)
Illegal Migration, Enforcement and Minimum Wage
(published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2008, 28, 197-224)
2199  Gil S. Epstein
Extremism within the Family
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2007, 20 (3), 707-715)
1711  Gil S. Epstein
Ira N. Gang
Contests, NGOs and Decentralizing Aid
(published in: Review of Development Economics, 2006, 10 (2), 285-296)
1533  Gil S. Epstein
Shmuel Nitzan
The Struggle over Migration Policy
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2006, 19 (4), 703-723)
1244  Gil S. Epstein
Ira N. Gang
The Influence of Others on Migration Plans
(published in: Review of Development Economics, 2006, 10 (4), 652 - 665)
1237  Gil S. Epstein
Ira N. Gang
Who Is the Enemy?
(published in: Defense and Peace Economics, 2007, 18 (6), 469484)
1232  Gil S. Epstein
Ira N. Gang
Ethnic Networks and International Trade
(published in: Foders, Federico and Langhammer, Rolf J. (eds), Labor Mobility and the World Economy. Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg 2006, 85-103)
1227  Ira N. Gang
Gil S. Epstein
Understanding the Development of Fundamentalism
(published in: Public Choice, 2007, 132 (3-4), 257-271)
1023  Gil S. Epstein
Shmuel Nitzan
Tournaments: There Is More Than Meets the Eye
558  Thomas K. Bauer
Gil S. Epstein
Ira N. Gang
Enclaves, Language and the Location Choice of Migrants
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2005, 18 (4), 649662)
551  Thomas K. Bauer
Gil S. Epstein
Ira N. Gang
Herd Effects or Migration Networks? The Location Choice of Mexican Immigrants in the U.S.
(published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2007, 26, 199-229)
547  Gil S. Epstein
Ira N. Gang
Government and Cities: Contests and the Decentralization of Decision Making
540  Gil S. Epstein
Astrid Kunze
Melanie E. Ward-Warmedinger
High Skilled Migration and the Exertion of Effort by the Local Population
(published in: Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2009, 56 (3), 332352)
445  Gil S. Epstein
Informational Cascades and Decision to Migrate
(published in: Gil S. Epstein and Ira N. Gang (eds.): Migration and Culture, Emerald Publishing, Bingley, 2010, 25-44)
435  Gil S. Epstein
Melanie E. Ward-Warmedinger
Perceived Income, Promotion and Incentive Effects
(published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2006, 27 (2), 104-125)
302  Gil S. Epstein
Avi Weiss
A Theory of Immigration Amnesties
(published as "The Why, When and How of Immigration Amnesties" in: Journal of Population Economics, 2011, 24 (1), 285-316)
275  Gil S. Epstein
Tikva Lecker
Multi-Generation Model of Immigrant Earnings: Theory and Application
(published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2006, 24, 217-234)
204  Gil S. Epstein
Labor Market Interactions Between Legal and Illegal Immigrants
(published in: Review of Development Economics, 2003, 7 (1), 30-43)
200  Thomas K. Bauer
Gil S. Epstein
Ira N. Gang
What are Migration Networks?
(revised version published as 'Measuring ethnic linkages among migrants' in: International Journal of Manpower, 2009, 30 (1-2), 56-69)
168  Gil S. Epstein
Arye L. Hillman
Social Harmony at the Boundaries of the Welfare State: Immigrants and Social Transfers
(published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2003, 87 (7-8), 1641-1655)
73  Gil S. Epstein
Shmuel Nitzan
The Endogenous Determination of Minimum Wage
 

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