Jasper Dag Tjaden holds a MA in European Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a PhD in Quantitative Social Sciences from the University of Bamberg, Germany. During his doctoral studies, he spent one year as a visiting researcher at the City University of New York, US.

Jasper has been working in the field of migration over the last 8 years including at the UK Home Office in London, the Migration Policy Group in Brussels, the Spanish Refugee Support Commission (CEAR) in Seville, the Worldbank in Washington, D.C and most recently in the context of his Phd.

In 2016, Jasper joined GMDAC and will continue to work on migration issues from a data-driven, evidence-based policy perspective.