• The University of Western Australia (M251), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 411 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
20112019
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Personal profile

Biography

Chris is a development economist specialising in migration and development. Chris has a PhD in Economics from the University of Nottingham during which time he held a Royal Economic Society Junior Fellowship. Prior to joining UWA, Chris worked as a Research Officer at the International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford, where he also held a William Golding Fellowship at Brasenose College. Before undertaking his PhD, Chris worked as an Economist at HM Treasury, as a Research Officer at the Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty at the University of Sussex and as an Economic Advisor and ODI Fellow in the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Sierra Leone.

Funding overview

Future Fund Research Grant 2018: $9,656
UWA Travel grants, 2016-2018: $7,265, $6,460, $7,727, $6,840, $4,828
Ahern Family Early Career Researcher Portfolio Prize, 2016: $2,500
BHP Billiton Distinguished Research Award, 2016: $16,000
UWA Business School Research Development Award, 2015: $8,700
John Fell Fund, University of Oxford, 2013: £45,528
Oppenheimer Fund, University of Oxford, 2012-2015: £3,590
ESRC PhD +3 award, University of Nottingham, 2007/08: £47,529

Teaching overview

UWA: Applied Microeconomics (3rd yr. UG), Development Economics (3rd yr. UG), Dissertation Techniques and Methods (Honours), Economic Research and Evaluation Methods (MSc).
IZA/DFID: Short course on Policy Evaluation (Dhaka, December 2015, Lusaka, October 2016, Abidjan November 2017), Difference-in-difference and regression discontinuity (PhD).
University of Oxford, International Migration and Development (MSc/MPhil Economics).
University of Nottingham: Development Economics (2nd yr.UG).
Graduate Tutor: University of Nottingham, Econometrics (1st yr.UG), Macroeconomic Theory (2nd yr.UG), Development Economics (2nd yr.UG), Advanced Development Economics (3rd yr. UG).

Languages

English (Native)
Spanish (Advanced)
Krio (Proficient)
French (Basic)

External positions

Research Fellow, IZA

Research Fellow, GLO

Research Fellow, International Migration Institute Network

Keywords

  • Determinants Of International Migration
  • Diaspora Externalities
  • Migration And Conflict
  • High Skilled Migration
  • The Economics Of Forced Migration

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migration Social Sciences
international migration Earth & Environmental Sciences
emigration Earth & Environmental Sciences
poverty Earth & Environmental Sciences
migrant Social Sciences
skilled worker Social Sciences
human capital Social Sciences
OECD Social Sciences

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Research Output 2011 2019

  • 411 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 12 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review

Targeting poverty under complementarities: Evidence from Indonesia's unified targeting system

Tohari, A., Parsons, C. & Rammohan, A., 1 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Development Economics. 140, p. 127-144 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

complementarity
targeting
Indonesia
poverty
evidence
8 Citations (Scopus)

Migrant Networks and Trade: The Vietnamese Boat People as a Natural Experiment

Parsons, C. & Vézina, P. L., 1 Jan 2018, In : Economic Journal. 128, 612, p. F210-F234

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Natural experiment
Migrants
Refugees
Immigration
U.S. States
13 Citations (Scopus)

Migration and development: Dissecting the anatomy of the mobility transition

Dao, T. H., Docquier, F., Parsons, C. & Peri, G., 1 May 2018, In : Journal of Development Economics. 132, p. 88-101 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

anatomy
driver
migration
emigration
decomposition
3 Citations (Scopus)

Climatic factors as determinants of international migration: Redux

Beine, M. & Parsons, C. R., 1 Dec 2017, In : CESifo Economic Studies. 63, 4, p. 386-402 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

international migration
emigration
determinants
colonial power
neighboring countries

Activities 2014 2018

  • 39 Publication peer review
  • 4 Visiting an external academic institution

International Economics (Journal)

Christopher Parsons (Reviewer)
2018

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer review

Migration Studies (Journal)

Christopher Parsons (Reviewer)
2018

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer review

Journal of Economic Growth (Journal)

Christopher Parsons (Reviewer)
2018

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer review

European Journal of Population (Journal)

Christopher Parsons (Reviewer)
2018

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer review

Journal of Population Economics (Journal)

Christopher Parsons (Reviewer)
2018

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer review