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Ran Abramitzky

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Ran Abramitzky

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford King Center on Global Development
Associate Professor
Department of Economics
PhD, Economics, Northwestern University, 2005
MA, Economics, Northwestern University, 2000
BA, Economics and Business, Hebrew University, Israel, 1998


Ran Abramitzky is Associate Professor of Economics at Stanford University. His research is in economic history and applied microeconomics, with focus on immigration and income inequality. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He is the vice chair of the economics department, a member of Stanford’s Faculty Senate, and was a Stanford Faculty Scholar. He is the co-editor of Explorations in Economic History and on the editorial board of the Journal of Economic History. He was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, as well as National Science Foundation grants for research on the causes and consequences of income inequality and on international migration. He has received the Economics Department’s and the Dean’s Awards for Distinguished Teaching. He holds a PhD in economics from Northwestern University.

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Research Interests: 
Migration, Economic History, Applied Microeconomics