Dr. Salomone, Sara

Visiting Research Fellow
Research Interests 

International Migration
Financial Remittances
Gender Issues


PhD in Economics, UCLouvain and University of Rome 'Tor Vergata'
MA, Development Economics and International Cooperation, University of Rome 'Tor Vergata'

Biographical Statement 

Dr. Sara Salomone is a Visiting Scholar at UNU-CRIS since 1 June 2018.

Prior to this position, Dr. Sara Salomone who is an applied economist was working at UNU-CRIS as project researcher on the AMIREG (African Migration: Root Causes and Regulatory Dynamics) Project from 1 June 2017 until the end of May 2018.  AMIREG aimed first at providing a deeper understanding of the root causes of internal and international migration from Eastern and Western Africa from 2007 until 2016 with a specific focus on the role of financial incentives and constraints, and secondly at identifying the effectiveness of and scope for regional agreements to ease mobility responses to such geo-localised shocks. The research was supervised by Professor Ilse Ruyssen from Ghent University in collaboration with VUB Professors Ilke Adam, Christof Roos and Florian Trauner.

Sara holds an MA in Development Economics and International Cooperation obtained from the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’ and a PhD in Economics, jointly got in 2011 from UCLouvain and the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’. She has written her thesis, entitled Four Empirical Essays on International Migration under the supervision of Professor Frederic Docquier and Profesoor Leonardo Becchetti. After the completion of her PhD, Sara has been awarded a post-doc scholarship by the FNRS (Fund for Scientific Research), which has allowed her to carry out her research at IRES, UCLouvain.

Her research interests include international migration, financial remittances and gender issues. Her works have been published in peer-reviewed journals, such as World Development, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, and the World Economy.