Carlos Vargas-Silva Associate Professor and Senior Researcher

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Carlos Vargas-Silva is a Senior Researcher at COMPAS and a member of the Migration Observatory team, with activities involved in the Global Exchange on Migration & Diversity. He is a member of Kellogg College and teaches in Oxford’s interdisciplinary graduate program in migration studies. He is also the associate editor of the journal Migration Studies.

An economist with particular expertise in quantitative data analysis, 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.


Asylum and RefugeesLabour Markets

Book Chapters

Edited Books

Migration And Economic Growth

Carlos Vargas-Silva, Mathias Czaika

Journal Articles

The Labor Market Consequences of Hosting Refugees

Carlos Vargas-Silva, Isabel Ruiz

The Labour Market Impacts of Forced Migration

Carlos Vargas-Silva, Isabel Ruiz

Forced up or down? The Impact of Forced Migration on Social Status

Isabel Ruiz, Melissa Siegel, Carlos Vargas-Silva

Faultlines and contact zones: A new forum for Migration Studies

Alan Gamlen, Alexander Betts, Alexandra Délano, Thomas Lacroix, Emanuela Paoletti, Nando Sigona, and Carlos Vargas-Silva

The Economics of Forced Migration

Isabel Ruiza and Carlos Vargas-Silva

Working Papers

The Effects of Immigration on NHS Waiting Times

be Osea Giuntella, Catia Nicodemo and Carlos Vargas-Silva

Other Publications

Breakfast Briefing

What does the 2015 election mean for migration to the UK?

Rob McNeil, Madeleine Sumption and Carlos Vargas-Silva


Immigration and the NHS

Carlos Vargas-Silva | 2015 - 2016

Migration and Poverty in the UK

Martin Ruhs, Carlos Vargas-Silva, Madeleine Sumption and Yvonni Markaki | February – April 2015

Migration Services in Wales

Jonathan Price, Sarah Spencer, Carlos Vargas-Silva and Yvonni Markaki | January 2015 – March 2017

The Labour Market Impacts of Forced Migration (LAMFOR)

Carlos Vargas-Silva | June 2013 – December 2015