Associate Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego
Samuel Bazzi is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego. His research lies at the intersection of development economics and political economy, with a focus on how individuals and nations adapt to the challenges of diversity in a global world. He is particularly interested in understanding the barriers to labor mobility, how migration shapes culture, and how policy can mitigate the adverse effects of diversity.
Recent work by Samuel Bazzi
Providing information about the quality of placement agencies improves migration outcomes for job-seeking migrant women
Redrawing subnational political boundaries potentially reduces interethnic tensions yet also can create new ethnic divisions that exacerbate conflict
Clustering of firms in Indonesia only leads to substantial productivity spillovers in a few industries, suggesting the need to review cluster policies
Better matching between transmigrants’ origin and destination agroclimate and languages can substantially improve productivity and integration