Carlos Vargas-Silva Research Director and Associate Professor

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Carlos Vargas-Silva is Research Director and Associate Professor at COMPAS. He is also the Director of the DPhil in Migration Studies and a member of Kellogg College. Carlos is also co-founder and current Associate Editor of the journal Migration Studies. He was also one of the researchers that developed the Migration Observatory in 2010, and acted as Director of the Observatory in 2014 and 2017.

His research focuses on the interaction of migration, including forced migration, with labour markets and public services in migrant sending and receiving countries. He is currently Principal Investigator for the Horizon 2020 REMINDER project about the implications of migration in Europe. In this project, he has explored issues related to the impacts of migrant inflows on the physical burden and injury risk of the local population and access to public services.

Carlos is the Principal Investigator for the ECONREF project, which explores the integration of refugees in the UK. In this project, he has explored differences in labour market outcomes between refugees and other migrants and health differences between migrants based on reason for immigration. He is also Principal Investigator of a new project that explores the social impacts of refugee resettlement in the United States.

Previously, Carlos was Principal Investigator for the Labour Market Impacts of Forced Migration (LAMFOR) project, which explored the economic consequences of refugee migration in the Great Lakes region of Africa. In this project, he explored the consequences of hosting refugees in Tanzania (2015, 2016) and the outcomes of refugees returning to Burundi.

Carlos teaches the option “The Economics of Migration: Who wins, who loses and why” in the MSc in Migration Studies. He supervises doctoral students interested in migration (in intersection with labour markets, development, and/or public policy) and welcomes new potential DPhil students interested in these areas. He also works with a vibrant group of post-doctoral fellows and is available for collaboration with early career researchers who want to consolidate their research in these topics.

Topics

Asylum and RefugeesLabour Markets

Book Chapters

Edited Books

Migration And Economic Growth

Carlos Vargas-Silva, Mathias Czaika

Journal Articles

The impact of refugee experiences on education: evidence from Burundi

Carlos Vargas-Silva, Sonja Fransen & Melissa Siegel

The effects of immigration on NHS waiting times

Carlos Vargas-Silva, Osea Giuntella & Catia Nicodemo

Reason for immigration and immigrants’ health

Carlos Vargas-Silva, Osea Giuntella, Zovanga Kone & Isabel Ruiz

Immigration and the reallocation of work health risks

Carlos Vargas-Silva, Osea Giuntella, Fabrizio Mazzonna & Catia Nicodemo

Return Migration and Economic Outcomes in the Conflict Context

Sonja Fransen, Isabel Ruiz & Carlos Vargas-Silva

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

Other Publications

ECONREF Research Note: 1

The Health of Refugees in the UK

Zovanga Kone and Carlos Vargas-Silva

Trends report

Migrants in the Welsh Labour Market

Carlos Vargas-Silva and Yvonni Markaki

LAMFOR Policy Briefing 1

The Consequences of Refugee Return

Carlos Vargas-Silva

LAMFOR Policy Briefing 2

The Consequences of Hosting Refugees

Carlos Vargas-Silva

LAMFOR Policy Briefing 3

Conflict, Displacement and Education

Carlos Vargas-Silva

Breakfast Briefing

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

Rob McNeil, Madeleine Sumption and Carlos Vargas-Silva

Projects

Aligning Migration Management and the Migration–Development Nexus (MIGNEX)

Carlos Vargas-Silva, Esther Arenas-Arroyo and Zovanga Kone | 2018 - 2023

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

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

Carlos Vargas-Silva, Esther Arenas-Arroyo, Madeleine Sumption, Martin Ruhs, Rob McNeil, Scott Blinder, William Allen, Yvonni Markaki, Cinzia Rienzo, Osea Giuntella and Chiara van Praag | 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

The Socio-Economic Impact of Refugees on Local Communities

Carlos Vargas-Silva, Esther Arenas-Arroyo and Zovanga Kone | 2018 - 2020