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 Discussion Paper No. 11245
published online in: Economics of Transition, online first 12 September 2018
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10111
published as "Remigration Intentions and Migrants' Behavior" in Regional Science and Urban Economics 2018 68: 56-72.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9216
forthcoming as "Return Migration and the Transfer of Gender Norms: Evidence from the Middle East" in Journal of Comparative Economics.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8627
forthcoming in: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2019
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8414
published in: CESifo Economic Studies, 2015, 61 (1), 72-94
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8089
published in European Economic Review 2018.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7732
published in: Journal of Development Economics, 2014, 108, 54-68 [PDF]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7270
published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2013, 37, 65-92. Pre-publication version available here
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6450
published in: Amelie F. Constant and Klaus F. Zimmermann (eds.), International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, Edward Elgar 2013, Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, USA, Chapter 26, 489-504