Home > Research > Researchers > Jean-Francois Maystadt

Current Postgraduate Research Students

Jean-Francois Maystadt supervises 4 postgraduate research students. If these students have produced research profiles, these are listed below:

Student research profiles

Show all »

View graph of relations

Dr Jean-Francois Maystadt

Senior Lecturer

Jean-Francois Maystadt

The Management School



Tel: +44 1524 593048

Research overview

Jean-Francois Maystadt is a development economist specializing in the study of Conflicts, Natural Disasters and Forced Migration. His current 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.

Jean-Francois Maystadt is currently teaching:


ECON229 (2d year)     Applied Economics


ECON332 (3d year)     Development Economics


ECON504 (Master)      Research Skills for Economists 


PhD supervision

I will be happy to supervise students interested in development economics, in particular on topics related to the causes and consequences of conflict or other forms of violence, migration (including refugees), and infrastructure investment, the role of institutions, and the impact of climate change in developing countries.

Web Links

Personal website

Follow news on Twitter: @jfmaystadt

Career Details

Jean-Francois Maystadt obtained a PhD in Economics from Universite catholique de Louvain (UCL, Belgium) and a MSc in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics (LSE, UK). Before his PhD, he worked for about two years in the private sector. During his PhD, he was a research fellow at the Center for Operational Research and Econometrics (CORE). He then held research 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.

View all (43) »

View all (45) »