Chris Parsons is an Assistant Professor at the University of Western Australia.

Chris holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Nottingham where he also received an MSc in Economics and Development Economics.

Prior to joining UWA, Chris was a Research Officer at the International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford, an Economist at HM Treasury, a Research Officer at the Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty at the University of Sussex and as an Economic Advisor and ODI Fellow in the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Sierra Leone.

Chris has consulted for the World Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the British Government.

He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in January 2015 and became a Research Fellow in July 2017.