Dr Zovanga L. Kone

Lecturer in Economics

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I joined the University of Leicester School of Business in January 2020. Prior to this, I was a post-doctoral fellow (research officer) at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), at the University of Oxford. Outside of academia, my experience includes working at the World Bank and the Scottish Government.


Journal articles

Self-employment and reason for migration: are those who migrate for asylum different from other migrants? 2020. Small Business Economics, pp.1-16. (with I. Ruiz and C. Vargas-Silva)

Labor market effects of demographic shifts and migration in OECD countries. 2019. European Economic Review, 113, 297-324. (with F. Docquier, A. Mattoo and C. Ozden)

Internal borders and migration in India. 2018. Journal of Economic Geography, 18(4), 729-759. (with M. Liu, A. Mattoo, C. Ozden, and S. Sharma)

Intergenerational assimilation of UK immigrants in the labour market: A minor assumption with enormous implications for inference. 2018. Economics Letters, 164, 94-99.

Reason for immigration and immigrants' health. 2018. Public health, 158, 102-109. (with O. Giuntella, I. Ruiz and C. Vargas-Silva)

Policy papers and chapters in edited books

Causes des migrations et conséquences du Brexit sur le marché du travail. 2019. Hommes & migrations. Revue française de référence sur les dynamiques migratoires, (1326), 43-47. (with C. Vargas-Silva).

Refugees and the UK labour market. 2019. COMPAS. (with I. Ruiz and C. Vargas-Silva)

Unsettled status? Which EU citizens are at risk of failing to secure their rights after brexit? 2018.

Migration Observatory. (with M. Sumption) Brain circulation. 2017. in Handbook of Globalisation and Development. Ed., K. A. Reinert. (with C. Ozden)

Labor market implications of immigration and emigration in the Dominican Republic. 2017. in When Growth is Not Enough. The World Bank. Ed,. F. G. Carneiro and S. Sirtaine (with C. Ozden)

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