Jackline Wahba is a Professor of Economics at the University of Southampton (UK). She obtained her PhD from the Department of Economics at the University of Southampton. Her research interests are in Labour and Development Economics. Her recent work has focused on migration and labour markets in developing countries, in particular on (i) International Migration: Return migration: determinants and impact of return migration on country of origin; entrepreneurship, human capital accumulation of migrants; Remittances and impact of overseas migration on those left behind; (ii) Migrants’ labour market experience in host countries; welfare state generosity and migration skill selectivity,(iii) Labour mobility: sectoral mobility; interregional mobility, (iv) Labour market: role of social networks, role of economic reforms, informal sector, unemployment and child labour. She is a research fellow of the Economic Research Forum (ERF) and the Centre for Research & Analysis of Migration (CReAM).
Her work has been published in the Review of Economics & Statistics, the Economic Journal, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Population Economics, among others.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2005.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 16156
published in: European Economic Review, 2023, 157, 104484
IZA Discussion Paper No. 16085
published in: World Development, 2024, 177, 106533.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14492
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2022, 35, 1631-1685
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12858
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2021, 187, 176-191.