Iman Rajabzadeh

PhD fellow

Research group(s):
6. Migration and Development

With a strong background as a mathematical economist, data scientist, and quantitative analyst, I have deep expertise in economic modelling, migration studies, and advanced statistical techniques.

Alongside my expertise in economic modelling, my PhD journey delved into the field of quantitative migration studies. In particular, my research focused on unravelling the migration aspirations of refugees living in neighbouring countries. This undertaking not only enriched my understanding of the complexities of migration dynamics, but also equipped me with advanced analytical tools such as survival analysis and generalised linear models. This distinctive combination of skills allows me to synergistically contribute to research efforts that encompass both economic intricacies and migration complexities.

In the evolving landscape of academia, research and industry, I am able to engage in multifaceted projects that bridge the fields of economics and migration studies. My diverse interests and skills, ranging from complex economic modelling techniques to nuanced migration analysis, reflect my commitment to comprehensive scholarship. This foundation enables me not only to effectively contribute to research efforts, but also to actively engage in teaching initiatives and foster the growth of the next generation of scholars and analysts.

Selected publications by Iman Rajabzadeh

Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Kuschminder, Katherine, Zoe Ogahara & Iman Rajabzadeh, 2020, Evaluations of Return Within A Mass Deportation: Ethiopians’ Experiences of Return After Expulsion From Saudi Arabia, International Migration, More information

UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Zhang, Ying, Iman Rajabzadeh & Rodolfo Lauterbach, 2009, Student Network Centrality and Academic Performance: Evidence from United Nations University, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2009-034

Research reports
Meshkovska, Biljana, Nasrat Sayed, Katharina Koch, Iman Rajabzadeh, Carole Wenger & Melissa Siegel, 2019, Afghan Diaspora in Europe: Mapping engagement in Denmark, Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, Study commissioned by Danish Refugee Council, More information