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Jason Gagnon

Senior Economist, Head of Migration and Skills Unit, OECD Development Center 

Jason is a senior economist with the OECD Development Centre and heads its unit on migration and skills, producing empirically-based policy reports, coordinating its Policy Dialogue on Migration and Development and co-chairing a KNOMAD thematic working group (on special issues). He has worked at the OECD since 2007 in a variety of subjects related to both migration and development, and is an expert on the links between these two policy fields. In addition to international migration, he has led, drafted and published reports on informality, internal migration, urbanisation, social cohesion, well-being, and development strategies. He has been a core author of the OECD’s Perspectives on Global Development flagship report since its inception in 2009, and led the team from 2017 to 2019.

Sitting on several migration advisory boards, Jason brings the OECD Development Centre’s unique expertise and policy circles into international and regional governance fora, such as the GFMD. He holds a PhD in economics from the Paris School of Economics (PSE).