Dr Jakub Lonsky

jakub lonsky


Jakub is a Researcher in Migration at the University of Oxford’s Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS). Jakub received his B.A. from Berea College and M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Pittsburgh in August 2019.

Jakub’s research interests lie at the intersection of labour economics, crime, political economy, and health economics, with a particular emphasis on international migration and transnational organised crime. His job market paper studies the origins and consequences of the Russian mafia (vory-v-zakone). His migration work focuses on the impact of immigration on local labour markets, natives’ voting behaviour, as well as the public health effects of a recent immigrant regularisation program in the United States called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

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