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Christopher Parsons

Assistant Professor, University of Western Australia

Research focus

Chris is a development economist specialising in international migration. His current research interests include the determinants of international migration, in particular the determinants of high skill migration and the role of migration policies and the links between international migration and development.


Chris has a PhD in Economics from the University of Nottingham where he also received an MSc in Economics and Development Economics. Prior to joining IMI in May 2012, 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. Chris has also consulted on issues pertaining to International Migration for the World Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the British Government.

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