What are the relationships between people’s cultural traits and their aspirations to emigrate? This column explores whether emigrants from countries in the Middle East and North Africa self-select on the basis of their religiosity and their attitudes towards women’s rights – two cultural traits that are correlated with economic outcomes and on which there are considerable contrasts within the MENA region.
Frédéric DocquierProfessor of Economics at the Universite Catholique de Louvain
Frédéric Docquier is Research Associate at the National Fund for Economic Research and Professor of Economics at the Universite Catholique de Louvain. Mr. Docquier received his PhD in Economics from the University of Aix-Marseille 2. His experience ranges from acting as an ST Consultant for the World Bank, an external expert for the United Nations and Agence Française de Développement to name a few. His research interests revolve around quantitative development theory, economic growth and international migration.