Matloob Piracha
Research Fellow

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too h Piracha Matloob Piracha got his BS in Electrical Engineering and MA in Economics from Ohio University. After working as an engineer first and then as an economist at various organisations both in the US and Pakistan, he decided to study for a PhD in Economics at the University of Exeter. Currently he is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Economics at the University of Kent, UK.

His main research interests are migration and strategic trade policy. He has recently finished work on an ESRC funded project titled “Borders, Migration and Labour Market Dynamics in a Changing Europe” whose main objective was to study the determinants of the decision to migrate and the welfare impacts on both origin and destination regions. He is also involved in a few other research projects that include the analysis of the impact of economic policies on EU enlargement, specifically studying the patterns and impact of migration within the enlarged European Union.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2004.
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IZA World of Labor article: Occupational choice of return migrants
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10927  Matloob Piracha
Massimiliano Tani
Guy Tchuente
Immigration Policy and Remittance Behaviour
9516  Remus Gabriel Anghel
Matloob Piracha
Teresa Randazzo
Migrants' Remittances: Channelling Globalization
(A revised version is published in: Leila Simona Talani and Simon McMahon (eds.), Handbook of the International Political Economy of Migration, Edward Elgar 2015, Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, USA, Chapter 11, 234-258.)
9493  Eleni Kalfa
Matloob Piracha
Social Networks and the Labour Market Mismatch
8106  Teresa Randazzo
Matloob Piracha
Remittances and Household Expenditure Behaviour in Senegal
7779  Matloob Piracha
Amrita Saraogi
Remittances and Migration Intentions of the Left-Behind
(forthcoming in: Migration and Development, 2016)
7721  Eleni Kalfa
Matloob Piracha
Immigrants' Educational Mismatch and the Penalty of Over-Education
(forthcoming in: Education Economics, 2017)
7582  Matloob Piracha
Teresa Randazzo
Florin Vadean
Remittances and Occupational Outcomes of the Household Members Left-Behind
7388  Daniela Borodak
Matloob Piracha
Who Moves and For How Long: Determinants of Different Forms of Migration
7274  Matloob Piracha
Massimiliano Tani
Matias Vaira-Lucero
Social Capital and Immigrants' Labour Market Performance
(published in: Papers in Regional Science, 2016, 95:S107-S126.)
6644  Pedro S. Martins
Matloob Piracha
José Varejão
Do Immigrants Displace Native Workers? Evidence from Matched Panel Data
6414  Matloob Piracha
Florin Vadean
Migrant Educational Mismatch and the Labour Market
(published in: Amelie F. Constant and Klaus F. Zimmermann (eds.), International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, Edward Elgar 2013, Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, USA, Chapter 9, 176-192)
6238  Stéphane Mahuteau
Matloob Piracha
Massimiliano Tani
Matias Vaira-Lucero
Immigration Policy and Entrepreneurship
(published in: International Migration, 2014, 52(2), 53–65)
6091  William Collier
Matloob Piracha
Teresa Randazzo
Remittances and Return Migration
(forthcoming in: Review of Development Economics, 2017)
5467  Matloob Piracha
Amrita Saraogi
Motivations for Remittances: Evidence from Moldova
(published in: Oxford Development Studies, 2012, 40 (4), 467-491)
5302  Matloob Piracha
Massimiliano Tani
Florin Vadean
Immigrant Over- and Under-education: The Role of Home Country Labour Market Experience
(published in: IZA Journal of Migration, 2012, 1, Article 3 [journal version])
5207  Daniela Borodak
Matloob Piracha
Occupational Choice of Return Migrants in Moldova
(published in: Eastern European Economics, 2011, 49 (4), 24-46)
4874  Stéphane Mahuteau
Matloob Piracha
Massimiliano Tani
Selection Policy and Immigrants' Remittance Behaviour
4287  Florin Vadean
Matloob Piracha
Circular Migration or Permanent Return: What Determines Different Forms of Migration?
(published in: Gil Epstein and Ira N. Gang (eds.): Migration and Culture, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 8, Emerald Publishing, Bingley, 2010, 467-495)
3922  Matloob Piracha
Florin Vadean
Return Migration and Occupational Choice
(published in: World Development, 2010, 38(8), 1141-1155)
2942  Matloob Piracha
Yu Zhu
Precautionary Savings by Natives and Immigrants in Germany
(published in: Applied Economics, 2012, 44 (21), 2767 - 2776)
2139  Natalia Catrinescu
Miguel Leon-Ledesma
Matloob Piracha
Bryce Quillin
Remittances, Institutions and Economic Growth
(published in: World Development, 2009, 37(1), 81-92)