Rachel Friedberg

Senior Lecturer of Economics


Rachel Friedberg joined the PSTC as an assistant professor after earning her Ph.D. in Economics at MIT. Her research centers on the economic outcomes of immigrants in the United States and Israel, and on immigration's impact on the labor market of the receiving country. She has testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee and participated in Israeli Knesset Committee deliberations on immigration policy and reform. A Faculty Affiliate of the Program in Judaic Studies, she is currently studying the demographics and economics of the American Jewish community.

Selected Publications

"Recent Trends in the Earnings of New Immigrants to the United States," (joint with G. Borjas) National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 15406, October 2009.

"The Impact of Mass Migration on the Israeli Labor Market," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, CXVI(4), November 2001, pp.1373-1408.

"You Can't Take it With You? Immigrant Assimilation and the Portability of Human Capital," Journal of Labor Economics, 18(2), April 2000, pp.221-251.


Economics of immigration, Israel, United States