Dr Carlos Vargas-Silva

Presenting the facts on migration

6th February 12.30-2.00pm

Education Department, Seminar room E (above the cafe), 15 Norham Gardens, OX2 6PY

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Carlos Vargas-Silva is Research Director and Associate Professor at COMPAS. He is also the Director of the DPhil in Migration Studiesand a member of Kellogg College. Carlos is also co-founder and current Associate Editor of the journal Migration Studies. He was also one of the researchers that developed the Migration Observatory in 2010, and acted as Director of the Observatory in 2014 and 2017.


His research focuses on the interaction of migration, including forced migration, with labour markets and public services in migrant sending and receiving countries. He is currently Principal Investigator for the Horizon 2020 REMINDER project about the implications of migration in Europe. In this project, he has explored issues related to the impacts of migrant inflows on the physical burden and injury risk of the local population and access to public services.



Winner – ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2017, Outstanding Impact in Society

The Migration Observatory, directed by Ms Madeleine Sumption and acting director Carlos Vargas-Silva, has shifted thinking on contentious migration issues by providing the first UK source of independent, high-quality evidence and analysis aimed at public audiences. https://esrc.ukri.org/news-events-and-publications/impact-case-studies/presenting-the-facts-on-migration/