Jessica Hagen-Zanker

PRIO Global Fellow

Jessica Hagen-Zanker
Work phone: +44 (0)20 7922 0371
Twitter: @j_hagenzanker
Jessica Hagen-Zanker is an External Associate at PRIO.


​Dr Jessica Hagen-Zanker is a Senior Research Fellow at ODI, leading the institute's migration research.  She holds a PhD in Public Policy from Maastricht University. Jessica's research focused on understanding how migration, economic and social policies affect migrant decision-making, impacts of migration on migrants and their families and the interlinkages between migration and social protection, drawing on mixed methods and covering a diverse range of countries, including Albania, Ethiopia and Nepal. 

Jessica closely collaborates with PRIO on the EC funded five-year MIGNEX project which seeks to contribute to more effective and coherent migration management through evidence-based understanding of the linkages between development and migration. Jessica leads on the survey of 12,500 respondents, as well as the impact maximisation work package.


The following publications are specific to the PRIO Migration Centre. A more complete list is available at

All Publications

PRIO Paper

Hagen-Zanker, Jessica & Gemma Hennessey (2021) What Do We Know about the Subjective and Intangible Factors That Shape Migration Decision-Making?, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - Other

Hagen-Zanker, Jessica; Gemma Hennessey; Jørgen Carling; & Rashid Memon (2020) Survey data collection, MIGNEX Handbook Chapter, 7. Oslo: PRIO.
Dempster, Helen; Jørgen Carling; Jessica Hagen-Zanker; & Amy Leach (2019) Communications and impact, MIGNEX Handbook Chapter, 5. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - External Series

Carling, Jørgen; & Jessica Hagen-Zanker (2022) Migration and development dynamics in São Nicolau, Cabo Verde, MIGNEX Case Study Brief. Oslo: Peace Research Institute Oslo.
Kasavan, Camille; Safouen Azouzi; Jessica Hagen-Zanker; Jørgen Carling; & Nicole Johnson (2022) Migration and development dynamics in Redeyef, Tunisia, MIGNEX Case Study Brief. Oslo: Peace Research Institute Oslo.