Jean-Francois Maystadt is a Senior Lecturer in Development Economics at Lancaster University. Before joining Lancaster, he held 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, Belgium. He is a development economist specializing in the study of Conflicts, Natural Disasters and Forced Migration. His research is related to the causes and consequences of conflicts and forced migration in Central Africa (Democratic Republic of Congo), Eastern Africa (Tanzania, Somalia, South Sudan, Horn of Africa), Asia (China, Nepal), and the Arab world. His works on refugees are related to the following papers:
- Maystadt J.-F. and Ph. Verwimp. 2014. Winners and Losers Among a Refugee-Hosting Population. Economic Development and Cultural Change 62(4): 769-809.
- J-F. Maystadt and G. Duranton (2014). The Development Push of Refugees: Evidence from Tanzania. LUMS Economics Working Paper Series 2014/019. http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/71216/1/RefugeesTanzania.pdf
- Maystadt, J.-F. and C. Breisinger. 2015. The EU refugee crisis: the tip of a global iceberg. IFPRI Policy Brief. http://www.ifpri.org/publication/eu-refugee-crisis-tip-global-iceberg
- Mabiso, A., J.-F. Maystadt, J. Vandercasteelen, and K. Hirvonen. 2014. “Resilience for Food Security in Refugee-Hosting Communities” (chapter 6) In Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security, edited by S. Fan, R. Pandya-Lorch, and S. Yosef, 45-52. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute. http://www.ifpri.org/publication/refugees-food-security-and-resilience-host-communities-transitioning-humanitarian
- Verwimp and J.-F. Maystadt. Forced Displacement and Refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Economic Inquiry. World Bank Working Paper. See link at http://blogs.worldbank.org/africacan/the-european-refugee-crisis-what-we-can-learn-from-refugees-in-sub-saharan-africa