Jackie Wahba is a Professor of Economics at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. She obtained her PhD from the Department of Economics at the University of Southampton and her MA in Economics from the American University in Cairo.

She is an applied economist with substantial experience in international migration and labour markets in developing countries. She leads the migration strand within the ESRC-funded Centre for Population Change at Southampton.

She has been Principal Investigator on several large research grants. She has published in several leading Economics journals e.g. the Economic Journal, Journal of Development Economics, and Journal of Population Economics.

She has also acted as an advisor to several international organisations, including the EC, World Bank, and OECD on international migration and labour market related issues. She is a Research Fellow of IZA, CReAM, and ERF and is currently a member of the Scientific International Migration Panel of IUSSP and the Managing Editor of the IZA Journal of Labor & Development.


Graduate Destinations

  • Actuarial analyst
  • Chartered accountant
  • Chartered certified accountant
  • Chartered public finance accountant
  • Economist
  • Financial risk analyst
  • Forensic accountant
  • Investment analyst
  • Statistician
  • Stockbroker
  • Actuary
  • Civil Service fast streamer
  • Diplomatic Services operational officer
  • Local government officer
  • Management consultant
  • Quantity surveyor

Typical Employers:

Common employers of biomedical sciences graduates include the:

  • Civil service
  • Banks (high street and city);
  • Charitable and not-for-profit organisations;
  • Consultancies;
  • Insurance and accountancy firms;
  • Government departments and think tanks.

Employment Stats:

Destination Percentage
Employed 65.4
Further study 13.3
Working and studying 8
Unemployed 7.7
Other 5.6
Type of work Percentage
Business, HR and financial 54.2
Marketing, PR and sales 9.8
Secretarial and numerical clerks 8.4
Retail, catering and bar work 7.3
Other 20.3