Carlos Vargas-Silva

Carlos Vargas-Silva

Senior Researcher, Migration Observatory

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Carlos Vargas-Silva is an economist and senior researcher at COMPAS and a member of the Migration Observatory team, primarily working on projects in the Labour Markets cluster. He is also a member of Kellogg College.

His research interests include the economic impact of immigration on migrant receiving countries and the link between migration (including forced migration) and economic development in migrant sending countries.

Carlos has been a consultant in migration related projects for several international and policy agencies including the Asian Development Bank, European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank, UK Home Office and the United Nations University. He is an Associate Editor of the journal Migration Studies.

Selected Publications

Ruiz, I. and Vargas-Silva, C. (forthcoming) ‘Remittances and the Business Cycle: A Reliable Relationship?’ Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Gamlen, A., Delano, A., Lacroix, T., Paoletti, E., Sigona, N. and Vargas-Silva, C. (2013) ‘Fault Lines and Contact Zones: A New Forum for Migration Studies’, Migration Studies, (opening editorial), 1(1): 1-3.

Ruiz, I. and Vargas-Silva, C. (2013) ‘The Economics of Forced Migration’, Journal of Development Studies.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E., Ruiz, I., Vargas-Silva, C. and Zetter, R. (2012) 'Assessing the Impacts and Costs of Forced Displacement: A Mixed Methods Approach', The World Bank.

Full list of publications