Jessica Hagen-Zanker

Jessica Hagen-Zanker

Senior Research Fellow
Jessica Hagen-Zanker is a Research Fellow leading ODI’s migration research.

Jessica's research has focused on understanding how migration and other policies affect migrant decision-making, impacts of migration on migrants and their families, the interlinkages between migration and social protection, and remittances, covering a diverse range of countries, including Albania, Ethiopia and Nepal. She also has extensive experience in the design and analysis of household surveys, conducting systematic literature reviews and the analysis of social protection programmes and policies. Jessica holds a PhD in Public Policy from Maastricht University.


Media Coverage

Jessica Hagen-Zanker has extensive knowledge of migration, impacts of social protection and household surveys in low income countries. Jessica is available to comment on, in particular, recent migration to Europe and migrant decision-making. She has appeared in, for example, CBNC Africa, the Independent, BBC Nepal, Voice of America.


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