Jasper Dag Tjaden holds a PhD in Quantitative Social Sciences from the University of Bamberg, Germany and a MA from the London School of Economics and Political Science. During his doctoral studies, he spent one year as a Fulbright scholar at the City University of New York, US, and the Minnesota Population Centre, 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, and the Worldbank in Washington, D.C.

In 2016, Jasper joined GMDAC and works on projects with a focus on data-driven, evidence-based migration policies. He is leading GMDAC’s work on rigorous (experimental and quasi-experimental) impact evaluations of IOM interventions.