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. 14492
published online in: Journal of Population Economics, 07 October 2021
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12858
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2021, 187, 176-191.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12032
Jane Falkingham, Corrado Giulietti, Jackline Wahba, Chuhong Wang
published in: Manchester School, 2021, 89 (2), 139-171.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11245
published as 'Political Change and Informality' in: Economics of Transition, 2019, 27 (1), 31 - 66
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10111
published as "Remigration Intentions and Migrants' Behavior" in Regional Science and Urban Economics 2018 68: 56-72.