Carlos Vargas-Silva

carlos vargas silva

Carlos Vargas-Silva  

Professor of Migration Studies
Director, Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society



Affiliation: Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS)
Expert in: Employment, Health and migration,
Migration governance and policy
Geographic focus: Global 



The overarching theme of his research is the interaction of migration with labour markets, public services, and health outcomes, with a key focus on the role of policy in affecting those interactions. An important contribution of his work has been the application of concepts from economics to conceptualise migration decisions and the impacts of migration on host communities in the forced migration context. Bringing additional insights from other social sciences, he has developed conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches to investigate the evidence in this context.


Happy to be contacted by policymakers, journalists, scholars or prospective students

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