Carlos Vargas-Silva Associate Professor and Senior Researcher

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Carlos Vargas-Silva is Associate Professor and Senior Researcher at COMPAS. 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 and a member of the Migration Observatory team.

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

Trends report

Migrants in the Welsh Labour Market

Carlos Vargas-Silva and Yvonni Markaki

Breakfast Briefing

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

Carlos Vargas-Silva, Madeleine Sumption and Rob McNeil


Immigration and the NHS

Carlos Vargas-Silva | 2015 - 2016

Migration and Poverty in the UK

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

Migration Services in Wales

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

Role of European Mobility and its Impacts in Narratives, Debates and EU Reforms (REMINDER)

Carlos Vargas-Silva, Madeleine Sumption, Martin Ruhs, Mikal Mast, Rob McNeil, Scott Blinder, William Allen and Yvonni Markaki | January 2017 - December 2019

The Economic Integration of Refugees in the UK (ECONREF)

Carlos Vargas-Silva and Zovanga Kone | February 2017 - January 2019

The Labour Market Impacts of Forced Migration (LAMFOR)

Carlos Vargas-Silva | June 2013 – December 2015