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Abdeslam Marfouk

International Migration Researcher, Université de Liège

My research focuses on opinion toward immigration, developing countries brain drain, women migration, and Islamophobia. My work has appeared in Population and Development Review, World Bank Economic Review, World Development, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, Journal of Higher Education Area, Critique Economique, Revue Economique, and as book chapters.
My work has been covered by different medias including Le Monde, The Guardian, Le Soir, Jeune Afrique, L’Economiste, La Gazette Du Maroc, Aujourd'hui le Maroc, Maroc Hebdo, RTBF radio and television.


  • –present
    Lecturer, University of liege
  • –present
    Associate researcher, Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies, (CEDEM), University of Liege


    University of Lille, Ph.D. in Economics
    Free University of Brussels (ULB), MSc in Econometrics


  • 2014
    "Opinion Publique et Immigration: Les Marocains sont-ils Xénophobes ?", In Critique Economique, No. 31, pp. 95-113.
  • 2013
    "African Brain Drain and Its Impact on Source countries", (With Stella Capuano), in Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, Volume 15, No. 4, pp. 297.-31
  • 2012
    Are Skilled Women more Migratory than Skilled Men?” (with F. Docquier, S. Salomone and K. Sekkat), In World Development, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp. 251-265.
  • 2009
    "A gendered assessment of highly skilled emigration", (with F. Docquier and B.L. Lowell), In Population and Development Review, 35 (2), pp. 297-322.
  • 2009
    “Why Should we Worry about Brain Drain from Africa?”, (with P. Hoba), In Journal of Higher Education Area, Issue 4, pp. 22-42.
  • 2007
    "Brain Drain in Developing Countries", (with F. Docquier and O. Lohest), In World Bank Economic Review, 21(2), pp. 193-218.
  • 2006
    “La Fuite des Cerveaux Entrave-t-elle la Croissance Européenne?” (with F. Docquier), in Regards Economiques, # 43, September.
  • 2006
    "International Migration by Educational Attainment (1990-2000)" (with F. Docquier), Book chapter in C. Ozden and M. Schiff, International Migration, Remittances and Development, Parlgrave Macmillan, New York, United States
  • 2005
    “Union Européenne et Migrations Internationales: L’UE Contribue t-­elle à l’Exode des Travailleurs Qualifiés” (with F. Docquier and O. Lohest), In Revue Economique, Volume 56(6), p.p. 1301-1330