Research Fellow to the MEDAM project (project financed by Stiftung Mercator)
Rezart Hoxhaj is an economist whose topics of interest are development economics and international factor mobility, in particular migration and FDI. His current research in the migration domain explores immigrants expectations, skilled immigration and integration/assimilation in terms of education at destination.
Before joining the MPC, Rezart Hoxhaj was a lecturer at the University “Ismail Qemali” of Vlore (Albania) and a CERGE-EI fellow. He was awarded a joint PhD by the University of Bari “Aldo Moro” (Italy) and the University of Lille 1 (France) with the thesis “Essays on international migration”. He has also participated in different projects such as “Migro – Village: from the ghetto to integration” leaded by the University of Bari “Aldo Moro” and the Puglia Region aimed at analysing the formation of ghettos of immigrants working in agriculture in the Puglia Region.
Recent publications include: “The demand of foreign workers by foreign firms: evidence from Africa ” Review of World Economics (with Nicola Coniglio and Adnan Seric); FDI and migration of skilled workers toward developing countries: ﬁrm-level evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa”, Journal of African Economies (with Léa Marchal and Adnan Seric) ; “Wage expectations of Illegal immigrants: The role of networks and previous migration experience” International Economics.
Research topics: International factor mobility (Migration), Development economics, Integration/assimilation of immigrants
Geographic areas: All areas