Senior Lecturer

Institute of Development Policy (IOB), University of Antwerp

Department of Economics, Lancaster University Management School

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Primary Fields: Development Economics, Environmental Economics

Secondary Fields: Economic Geography, Polical Economy

Climate Change, Conflict and Migration

I am a development economist specializing in the study of Conflicts, Natural Disasters and Forced Migration. My current research is related to the causes and consequences of conflicts and forced migration. My reseacrh has covered issues in Africa (Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Nigeria), Asia (China, Nepal), the Arab world, and the U.S.

I obtained a PhD in Economics from Universite catholique de Louvain (UCL, Belgium) and a MSc in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics (LSE, UK). During my PhD, I was a research fellow at the Center for Operational Research and Econometrics (CORE). I then held research positions at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI, Washington DC, 2010-2014) and Center for Institutions and Economic Performance (LICOS, 2012-2014) at KU Leuven.


Department of Economics
Lancaster University Management School
Lancaster University

Lancaster LA1 4YX
United Kingdom

Phone : +44 1524 593048
Email: j.maystadt(at)lancaster(dot)uc(dot)uk