Rachel Friedberg

Senior Lecturer of Economics


Rachel Friedberg joined Brown University in 1992 as Assistant Professor of Economics. Friedberg received her PhD in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1993. Her dissertation was entitled "Immigration and the Labor Market." A Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research since 1993, Rachel focuses her research on labor market assimilation of immigrants in Israel and the United States, the transferability of human capital, the impact of immigration on native labor market outcomes, and internal migration.

Upon receiving a Lady Davis Fellowship, Friedberg spent the academic year of 1995-1996 as a Visiting Professor at Hebrew University, in Jerusalem, studying the impact of immigration on the Israeli labor market.


Economics of immigration