José Ignacio Carrasco

Postdoctoral Researcher, MIGNEX & MORE

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Biography

José Ignacio Carrasco (PhD, Pompeu Fabra University - UPF) is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society. Before moving to Oxford in 2023, Ignacio was a doctoral student at UPF, where 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 has previously worked at the World Bank’s Poverty and Equity Practice Group and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), addressing migration, social development, malnutrition, and child labour issues.  

He is working 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. He is also working on identifying the virtuous mechanisms underlying the migration-development-nexus. In the MORE project, he will research the working package for analysing the political and economic motivations, media discourses and approaches to Returns and Readmissions (RR) Policy.    

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.