My colleagues Constantin Ruhe, Lisa Groß and I have a new article out in the Journal of Refugee Studies! I won't post a PDF because it's open access, so anyone can download if for free. We dig into the question about why GDP per capita has not generally been a good predictor of new refugees. … Continue reading The Asylum Hump: Why Country Income Level Predicts New Asylum Seekers, But Not New Refugees
I haven't posted something in a while that wasn't a blurb about a publication, so to mark my 37th birthday I'm going to write a proper opinion post! The topic is the 'Harnessing Digitalization in Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals' interim report to the Secretary General from the Task Force on Digital Financing of … Continue reading Digitalization and SDG Financing are Political
Sonia Camacho, Rodrigo Taborda, Constantin Ruhe, and I have a new working paper out that focuses on access and use of new technologies by urban migrants in Bogota! We'll be revising it at some point, but for now we'd love feedback and comments - it was a challenge, and we hope the paper can start … Continue reading New working paper! Digitalisation in the lives of urban migrants: evidence from Bogota
After many years and multiple rounds of revision, the core case study from my dissertation on the use of ICTs in disaster response in Samoa has gone live as a pre-print the journal Disasters, published by the Overseas Development Institute! For those without institutional access to the journal, or who just want to download the … Continue reading New article! “When information becomes action: drivers of individuals’ trust in broadcast versus peer‐to‐peer information in disaster response”
I'm very excited to share a German Development Institute Discussion Paper written by my colleague Katrina Munir-Asen, which explores refugee flows and urban integration in Malaysia. The case study is interesting in terms of how it frames the history of Malaysia's refugee and migration policies, and what these policies have meant for protection rules and integration … Continue reading Refugee flows and urban integration: the case of Malaysia
After a year's worth of revising, and the hard work of our intrepid guest editors Tilman Brück and Marco d'Errico, Wolfgang Stojetz's and my contribution to World Development's upcoming special issue on food security and conflict is online! Here's a link to the World Development site, and here's a link to a pirate-grade ungated version. … Continue reading Food Security and Conflict: New article in World Development!
My colleague Katrina Munir-Asen and I were tasked by the T20 (think tank group of the G20 countries) to put together a policy brief for this year's G20 presidency on the future of high-skill migration. Central to our argument is that countries should focus on attracting people, especially in highly technical and innovative industries and … Continue reading T20 Argentina: Policy brief on high-skill migration
I'll post an English translation, but if you read or German (or want to Google Translate it) here is my latest on balancing the role of the private sector with statebuilding to encourage investment in municipalities that host refugees!
I have a new piece out with the German Development Institute - it's an opinion piece critiquing the current European migration management strategy, and offering development-driven alternatives for managing forced migration. Enjoy!
We're hiring a new researcher in my project team at the German Development Institute! It's a very good gig for a post-doc, and there's a ton of opportunity to do cool work and interact with policy makers. More details and how to apply here.