University of Southampton Professor, Jackline Wahba, one of the leading voices on the economics of migration, has been awarded an OBE for services to Economic Policy in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for 2020.
She is a Professor of Economics at Southampton, having obtained her PhD in the subject from the University before pursuing her long academic career.
Professor Wahba has been a member of the UK Migration Advisory Committee since 2012 and leads the migration research within the ESRC Centre for Population Change at the University of Southampton.
She is a renowned expert on the economics of migration and has published extensively on its global impact. She has recently been elected as member of the Council of the Royal Economic Society.
“I am delighted to receive this great honour and very pleased to have my work recognised in this way,” Professor Wahba entused. “I am truly grateful to all the colleagues I have collaborated with over the years without whom I would not have been able to achieve this unexpected honour.
“I would also like to especially thank the University of Southampton for supporting me throughout my career and enabling me to contribute to the study of Economics, in particular that of the economics of migration, and Economic Policy,” she continued.