Joël Machado is a tenured Researcher at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER). He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the Université catholique de Louvain in October 2014. From July 2015 until June 2017, he worked as an AFR-FNR Postdoc fellow at CREA, University of Luxembourg on his project: “The impact of migration policies on migrant’s selection and behavior”.

Joël’s current research interests include the effects of public policies on migrants' behavior and the impact of migration flows on the labor markets, economic development and inequality of both origin and destination countries. His work has been published in journals including the Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Development Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, the Journal of Demographic Economics and The World Economy.

Joël Machado joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2019.