Carlos Vargas-Silva

Carlos Vargas-Silva

Associate Professor and Senior Researcher at the Migration Observatory

+44 (0)1865 284975

carlos.vargas-silva@compas.ox.ac.uk

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, with activities involved in the Global Exchange on Migration & Diversity. 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 and the Principal Investigator of the Labour Market Impacts of Forced Migration project.

Selected Publications

Ruiz, I. and Vargas-Silva, C. (forthcoming) 'The Labor Market Consequences of Hosting Refugees', Journal of Economic Geography. 

Rienzo, C. and Vargas-Silva, C. (forthcoming) 'Targeting Migration with Limited Control: The Case of the UK and the EU', IZA Journal of European Labor Studies. 

Ruiz, I. and Vargas-Silva, C. (2015) 'The Labor Market Impacts of Forced Migration', American Economic Review, 105(5): 581-586.

Full list of publications