Melanie Khamis completed her Ph.D. at the London School of Economics.She also holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick and a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Before and during her doctoral studies, she worked as an economist for the Department for International Development (DFID) (U.K.), as a consultant for the World Bank and as a researcher for the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Her main research interests are labor economics, development economics and applied microeconomics.

She worked at IZA as a Research Associate from February 2008 until June 2011.

She is currently a Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University, where she was also an Associate Professor (2018 to 2023) and Assistant Professor (2011 to 2018). She continues to be affiliated with IZA as a Research Fellow.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10830
published in: Labour Economics, 2017, 49, 145-161
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7239
published in: Applied Economics, 2016, 8(29): 2771-2784.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6163
published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2012, 229 - 255
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5406
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2012, 83 (3), 353-371
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5142
published in: Gil S. Epstein and Ira N. Gang (eds.), Migration and Culture, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 8, Emerald Publishing: 2010
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4676
published in: Journal of International Development, 2012, 24 (7), 894-908
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4614
published in: Review of Development Economics, 2012, 16 (4), 579–593