Carlos Vargas-Silva

Carlos Vargas-Silva is an associate professor and senior researcher at the University of Oxford, where he is based at COMPAS. He is also a member of Kellogg College. He teaches in Oxford's interdisciplinary graduate program in migration studies and is associate editor of the journal Migration Studies.


Associate Professor and Senior Researcher, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS)
Co-coordinator, The Economics of Forced Migration Project
Senior Researcher, Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford
Associate Editor, Migration Studies journal
Member, Kellogg College

Recent journal publications (since 2015)

'Are Refugees' Labour Market Outcomes Different from those of Other Migrants? Evidence from the United Kingdom in the 2005-2007 Period', Population, Space and Place, forthcoming (with I. Ruiz) (working paper version)
'Remittances to and from the Forcibly Displaced', Journal of Development Studies, forthcoming
'EU Migration to and from the UK After Brexit', Intereconomics, 2016
'The Labor Market Consequences of Hosting Refugees', Journal of Economic Geography, 2016 (with I. Ruiz)
'Highly Skilled Migrant Workers and the UK Business Cycle', Population, Space and Place, 2016
'Targeting Migration with Limited Control: The Case of the UK and the EU', IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2015 (with C. Rienzo)
'The Labor Market Impacts of Forced Migration', American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 2015 (with I. Ruiz)
'Forced up or down? The Impact of Forced Migration on Social Status', Journal of Refugee Studies, 2015 (with I. Ruiz and M. Siegel)
'The Fiscal Impacts of Immigrants: Taxes and Benefits' in Handbook of the Economics of International Migration, eds. Chiswick, B. and Miller, P., 2015.

New working papers

'The Effects of Immigration on NHS Waiting Times', Blavatnik School of Government, 2015 (with O. Giuntella and C. Nicodemo)
'Return Migration and Economic Outcomes in the Conflict Context', Growth and Labour Markets in Low Income Countries Programme, 2016 (with S. Fransen and I. Ruiz)