Amelie F. Constant is a Research Affiliate at the University of Pennsylvania and the Population Studies Center since August 2022. Before she was a Visiting Research Scholar at Princeton University, the School of Public and International Affairs and the Office of Population Research. Before that she was the Program Director of Migration at IZA and the founding co-editor of the IZA Journal of Migration (2011-2016). From 2006-2012 she was the executive Director of the Institute for Economic Research, Policy and Teaching in Washington, DC. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal Migration and Society, on the Editorial Board of the Atlantic Economic Journal, Applied Economics Quarterly, the Quarterly Journal of Finance, and Global Germany in Transnational Dialogues. In 2013, Constant was elected Foreign Member of the European Academy of Sciences for her outstanding achievements as a researcher. She is also a Fellow of CESifo in Munich and of GLO in Bonn; an Affiliated Professorial Fellow of UNU-MERIT in Maastricht, and an Academic Member of ATINER in Athens. She serves on the board of directors of several American non-profit organizations. She is past President of the Society of Government Economists serving for three years (2014-2017).
Constant's research lies mainly in the economics of migration, where she has extensively published, but also in population, health, education, and well-being. She has 74 refereed publications. She has published in leading journals (Journal of the European Economic Association) and top field journals (Small Business Economics, Eurasian Business Review, Urban Studies, European Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Contemporary China, and Journal of Population Economics). Constant has a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. She did her post-doc at the University of Pennsylvania. She has over 7000 citations in Google Scholar (Sep. 2021).