Donia Kamel

Paris School of Economics

I am a second year PhD student at the Paris School of Economics, funded by SoBigData. I am also a research fellow at Institut Convergences Migrations in France (ICM) and the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).

I am interested in a range of topics in the fields of economics of migration, historical economics, and cultural economics. I am also particularly interested in utilizing novel data sources and methodologies to try to answer unanswered questions in those fields. I am currently working on projects studying the role of networks in academic migration post the fall of the Berlin Wall, bottom up skin-tone based discrimination in football, and intergenerational transmission of educational and occupational preferences among migrants in Sweden. I am also interested in studying the role of migrants in historical innovation and knowledge transmission.

Prior to the PhD, I completed an MRes in Analysis and Policy in Economics at the Paris School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics at the University of Sheffield, UK, where I received the Knoop Economics award.

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