Refugee economies

Through primary data collection, this project explores the conditions under which refugees can become self-sufficient and make positive economic contributions to their host states and societies.

Our research is interdisciplinary, combining economics, anthropology, history, and political science. We collect original qualitative and quantitative data, and often draw upon a range of participatory methods, including working with refugee researchers.

We aim to be policy-relevant but not policy-driven, and we collaborate with governments, international organisations, NGOs, refugee-led organisations, universities, and businesses.

Alexander Betts
Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs
Naohiko Omata
Senior Research Officer (Social Sciences), Humanitarian Innovation Project, RSC
Olivier Sterck
Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer