Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Dany Bahar is a Senior Fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution. An Israeli and Venezuelan economist, he is also an associate at the Harvard Center for International Development. His research sits at the intersection of international economics and economic development. In particular, his academic research focuses on structural transformation and productivity dynamics, and how they are affected by factors such as migration, innovation, trade, investment, entrepreneurship, and the diffusion of technology within and across borders. Bahar holds a B.A. in systems engineering from Universidad Metropolitana (Caracas, Venezuela), a M.A. in economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a M.P.A. in international development from Harvard Kennedy School and a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University.
Recent work by Dany Bahar
Providing migrants working rights and social benefits has minimal impacts on local labour markets
The return of Yugoslavian refugees from Germany in the 1990s explains the stronger performance of exports to the rest of the world in industries...
Migration, particularly skilled migration, is a driver of knowledge diffusion and it can induce productivity shifts as measured by new exports