Marie-Anne Valfort

Paris School of Economics, France, and IZA, Germany

I'm excited to be a part of this innovative project. I hope that policymakers and academics alike will find IZA World of Labor a useful way to quickly learn the latest state of research on a wide range of issues in labor policy

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Research Professor, Paris School of Economics, France

Research interest

Labor economics, workplace discrimination

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Secondment at the Directorate for Employment, Labor and Social Affairs at OECD; Consultant to OECD Development Centre


PhD, Ecole Polytechnique, 2007

Selected publications

  • Why Muslim Integration Fails in Christian-Heritage Societies. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016 (with C. L. Adida and D. D. Laitin).

  • “'One Muslim is enough!' Evidence from a field experiment in France." Annals of Economics and Statistics 121–122 (2016): 121–160 (with C. L. Adida and D. D. Laitin).

  • "The effect of weather-induced internal migration on local labor markets. Evidence from Uganda." World Bank Economic Review 29:2 (2015): 385–412 (with E. Strobl).

  • "Muslims in France: Identifying a discriminatory equilibrium." Journal of Population Economics 27:4 (2014): 1039–1086 (with C. L. Adida and D. D. Laitin).

  • "Identifying barriers to Muslim integration in France." PNAS 107:52 (2010): 384–390 (with C. L. Adida and D. D. Laitin).