Omar Hammoud-Gallego

PhD Candidate

Department of Government

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About me

Before joining the LSE, I worked as a consultant at the United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development in Italy, and for the United Nations’ Higher Commissioner for Refugees in Colombia. I hold an MSc in International Relations of the Americas from University College London, and a BA in Philosophy and Economics from the University of Heidelberg.

Research interests: Migration and Asylum Policies | EU Politics and Institutions | Foreign Policy


Understanding the Tide: A comparative analysis of policy responses to refugee inflows

My research examines the factors influencing variations in migration and asylum policies across countries. I identify key independent variables to explain variations in such policies either towards restrictiveness or openness. I achieve this by developing a new approach for policy classification based on the IMPALA (International Migration Law and Policy Analysis) methodology. The focus of my analysis is on OECD and Latin American countries. 


Teaching record

  • GV101 - Introduction to Political Science (2018/19)