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Building Evidence on Forced Displacement

Journal publications

The findings of our research on forced displacement helps development practitioners and policymakers design more effective programs for displaced and host populations. The following articles comprise a selection of journal articles and papers on forced displacement that are helping to inform policymaking. Browse through the selection according to thematic areas.

The Economics of Forced Displacement

The Economics of Forced Displacement: An IntroductionRegion and Development

The impact of forced displacement on host communities: A review of the empirical literature in economics, Journal of Development Economics

Optimal targeting under budget constraints in a humanitarian contextWorld Development

Policy preferences in response to large forced migration inflows, World Development


Immigration, labor markets and discrimination: Evidence from the Venezuelan Exodus in PerúWorld Development

Labor market integration, local conditions and inequalities: Evidence from refugees in SwitzerlandWorld Development

The Psychosocial Value of Employment: Evidence from a Refugee CampAmerican Economic Review

Social cohesion

Forced displacement, social cohesion, and the state: Evidence from eight new studies, World Development

Long-term effects of the 1923 mass refugee inflow on social cohesion in GreeceWorld Development

Displacement and return in the internet Era: Social media for monitoring migration decisions in Northern SyriaWorld Development

Refugee return and social cohesionOxford Review of Economic Policy

Forced Migration and Social Cohesion: Evidence from the 2015/16 Mass Inflow in GermanyWorld Development

How to cope with a refugee population? Evidence from UgandaWorld Development

The effects of refugees’ camps on hosting areas: Social conflicts and economic growthWorld Development

Inclusive refugee-hosting can improve local development and prevent public backlashWorld Development

Refugees welcome? Inter-group interaction and host community attitude formationWorld Development


Do Refugees with Better Mental Health Better Integrate? Evidence from the Building a New Life in Australia Longitudinal Survey, Health Economics

Special Issue on Forced Displacement and Health (forthcoming), Journal on Migration and Health

Integration Through Health During Protracted Displacement: Case Studies From Colombia and JordanJournal on Migration and Human Society

Intergenerational Impact of Population Shocks on Children's Health: Evidence from the 1993-2001 Refugee Crisis in TanzaniaHealth Economics e-Journal


Special Issue on Forced Displacement and Gender (forthcoming), Journal of Development Studies

How does poverty differ among refugees? Taking a gender lens to the data on Syrian refugees in JordanMiddle East Development Journal

The effect of armed conflict on intimate partner violence: Evidence from the Boko Haram insurgency in NigeriaWorld Development

How Does Poverty Differ Among Refugees? Taking a Gender Lens to the Data on Syrian Refugees in JordanMiddle East Development Journal


Exposure to Conflict, Migrations and Long-run Education and Income Inequality: Evidence from Bosnia and HerzegovinaDefence and Peace Economics

How do shocks affect enrollment in faith-based schools? Evidence from West AfricaInternational Studies in Catholic Education


Climate resilience in Rwanda: evaluating refugees’ and host populations’ vulnerability to riskForced Migration Review (FMR)


Program targeting with machine learning and mobile phone data: Evidence from an anti-poverty intervention in Afghanistan, Journal of Development Economics

Estimating poverty for refugees in data-scarce contexts: an application of cross-survey imputation, Journal of Population Economics

Covid-19 pandemic

Out of sight, out of mind: The impact of lockdown measures on sentiment towards refugeesJournal of Information Technology & Politics

COVID-19 in humanitarian settings and lessons learned from past epidemicsNature Medicine

A Simple Early Warning Signal for COVID-19medRxiv