Jessica Hagen-Zanker is a Research Fellow in Social Protection Programme at ODI. An economist by training, she has extensive experience in the design, implementation and analysis of household surveys in low-income countries, quasi-experimental impact evaluations and developing and executing rigorous, evidence-based literature reviews.
Jessica’s research focuses on the impacts and delivery of social protection programmes, migrant decision-making, impacts of migration on migrants and their families and the interlinkages between migration and social protection.
Prior to joining ODI in 2010, Jessica was a research fellow and programme coordinator at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance. Jessica has a PhD in migration from Maastricht University.
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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.
- 7 February 2017, World Economic Forum31 January 2017, Business Insider
- 9 March 2016, Gulf News (gulfnews.com)18 February 2016
- On refugees, Europe, preserving brains, China, Bernie Sanders, the Cleveland Browns, millennials - Letters to the editor18 February 2016, The Economist17 February 2016, Huffington Post UK
- 16 February 2016, Huffington PostRefugee crisis: Welfare cuts and anti-migration policies 'will not stop' asylum seekers coming to Europe - report10 February 2016, The Independent
- 10 February 2016, Huffington Post8 February 2016, Reuters
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