Ryan Ellis


I am a PhD Candidate in Economics at Georgia Tech. My research interests are in Development Economics and the Economics of Migration, with a focus on conflict settings. 

I am interested in how information technology shapes migration decisions. In my JMP, I study how mobile internet access alters important choices for migrants and their families.

In related projects, I study international migration in a data-scarce conflict setting, as well as the effects of strict immigration enforcement on the public lives of immigrants. With support from my institution, I traveled to Liberia to seek partners for field experiments to study the ongoing expansion of ICTs.

Curriculum vitae: here

email: ryan.ellis@gatech.edu