Melanie Khamis completed her Ph.D. at the London School of Economics.She also holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick and a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Before and during her doctoral studies, she worked as an economist for the Department for International Development (DFID) (U.K.), as a consultant for the World Bank and as a researcher for the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Her main research interests are labor economics, development economics and applied microeconomics.

She worked at IZA as a Research Associate from February 2008 until June 2011.

She is currently an Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University, where she was also an Associate Professor (2018 to 2023) and Assistant Professor (2011 to 2018). She continues to be affiliated with IZA as a Research Fellow.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 10830
published in: Labour Economics, 2017, 49, 145-161
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7239
published in: Applied Economics, 2016, 8(29): 2771-2784.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6163
published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2012, 229 - 255
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5406
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2012, 83 (3), 353-371
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5142
published in: Gil S. Epstein and Ira N. Gang (eds.), Migration and Culture, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 8, Emerald Publishing: 2010
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4676
published in: Journal of International Development, 2012, 24 (7), 894-908
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4614
published in: Review of Development Economics, 2012, 16 (4), 579–593
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