Dr. Lisa Andersson


Research group(s):
6. Migration and Development

Dr. Lisa Andersson is a research fellow at UNU-MERIT. She joined the Migration and Development research group in November 2018. Her current research focuses on migration management and the migration-development nexus.

Lisa has in the past eight years managed large-scale migration and development projects at the OECD Development Centre, Maastricht University and University of Gothenburg. Her work has focused on interrelations between public policies and migration, the economic impact of refugees on host communities, and the wellbeing impacts of migration and remittances in countries of origin. Her work has included collection of quantitative and qualitative migration data in a large number of low- and middle-income countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. She has also worked on issues related to social protection in low- and middle-income countries at the OECD Development Centre. Lisa holds a PhD in Development Economics from the University of Gothenburg. 

Selected publications by Lisa Andersson

Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Alem, Yonas & Lisa Andersson, 2019, International Remittances and Private Interhousehold Transfers: Exploring the Links, The European Journal of Development Research, 31(4): 902-928, DOI: 10.1057/s41287-019-0193-4, More information
Kuschminder, Katherine, Lisa Andersson & Melissa Siegel, 2018, Migration and multidimensional well-being in Ethiopia: investigating the role of migrants destinations, Migration and Development, DOI: 10.1080/21632324.2018.1463903, More information
Akay, Alpaslan, Lisa Andersson, Peter Martinsson & Haileselassie Medhin (eds.), 2014, Positional Concerns among the Poor: Does Reference Group Matter? Evidence from Survey Experiments, Journal of African Economies, 23(5): 673-699, DOI: 10.1093/jae/eju017
Andersson, Lisa, Niklas Jakobsson & Adreas Kotsadam, 2012, A field experiment of Discrimination on the Norwegian Housing market; Gender, Class and Ethnicity, Land Economics, 88(2), DOI: 10.3368/le.88.2.233

Book chapters
Andersson, Lisa & Melissa Siegel, 2020, The Impact of Migration on Development in Developing Countries: A Review of the Empirical Literature, in: Glenn Rayp, Ilse Ruyssen & Katrin Marchand (eds), Regional Integration and Migration Governance in the Global South, Springer, Dordrecht, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-43942-2_2, More information
Andersson, Lisa, 2019, Addressing the Gender dimension of informality, in: OECD Development Centre, Tackling Vulnerability in the Informal Economy, OECD Publishing, Paris, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1787/cfd32100-en, More information
Kuschminder, Katherine, Lisa Andersson & Melissa Siegel, 2012, Profiling Ethiopian migration: A comparison of characteristics of Ethiopian migrants to Africa, the Middle East and the North, in: Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues (Ed.), Crossing African borders: Migration and mobility, Center of African Studies (CEA), ISCTE-IUL, University Institute of Lisbon, Lisbon, More information

UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Andersson, Lisa, 2014, Migration, remittances and household welfare in Ethiopia, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2014-004

Research reports
Andersson, Lisa & Melissa Siegel, 2019, Empirical assessments of the development impacts of migration, Mignex background paper, More information
OECD, Development Centre & Lisa Andersson, 2017, Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development, OECD Publishing, DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264265615-en, More information

Fransen, Sonja & Lisa Andersson, 2011, The Emerging Remittances Market in Burundi: Opportunities for Development, Migration Policy Brief No. 6, IS Academie, More information