José Ignacio Carrasco

Postdoctoral Researcher, MIGNEX & MORE

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José Ignacio Carrasco (PhD, Pompeu Fabra University - UPF) is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, where he works on the MIGNEX (Aligning Migration Management and the Migration–Development Nexus) and MORE (Motivations, Experiences and Consequences of Returns and Readmissions Policy: Revealing and Developing Effective Alternatives) projects. In the MIGNEX project, he is researching the working packages on the causes and consequences of migration. Specifically, he conducts Natural Language Processing (NLP) of bibliometric data on academic literature related to Root Causes of Migration. Ignacio is also working on identifying the virtuous mechanisms underlying the migration-development nexus. In the MORE project, he is involved in the package for analysing the political and economic motivations, media discourses and approaches to Returns and Readmissions (RR) Policy.

Before moving to Oxford, Ignacio was based in Barcelona, where he conducted his PhD research at UPF. For this, he used various quantitative methods and social simulation to work on three interconnected areas of migration research: labour market integration of Intraregional migrants, the dynamics of remittance behaviour, and the underpinning mechanisms of emigration rates.

He worked at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in different periods between 2010 and 2018 and at the World Bank’s Poverty and Equity Practice Group between 2021 and 2023. In this work, he co-authored various reports on migration, social development, and malnutrition issues.

In addition to his PhD, Ignacio holds a Master of Science in Demography from Stockholm University, a Master in Migration Management from Pompeu Fabra University, and a degree in Sociology from the University of Chile. He is an affiliate at the Max Planck Institute of Demographic Research (MPIDR) Laboratory of Population Dynamics and Sustainable Well-Being.

You can find his publications on ORCID.