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- International migration of medical doctors: Trends, drivers and policies Research Project
- Determinants of International Migration Research Project
- Drivers and dynamics of high-skilled migration Research Project
- Database on immigrants in OECD and non-OECD countries Research Project
Associate Professor of Migration and Development
- James Martin Fellow
Mathias has a PhD in Political Economy (University of Freiburg, Germany) and a Diploma in Economics (University of Konstanz, Germany). In his PhD thesis, published in 2009 with Palgrave Macmillan, he explores the determinants of forced migration and its political implications from an economic perspective. He describes the distribution of burdens from forced migration across countries, and analyzes the strategic interaction of national refugee policies to control refugee flows.
Prior to joining IMI in April 2010, he held a lecturer position at the University of Freiburg (Centre for Renewable Energy) and a position as economic advisor with GTZ (the German Development Cooperation Agency).
The effect of visas on migration processes
Mathias Czaika and Hein de Haas, (2016), International Migration Review
Do restrictive asylum and visa policies increase irregular migration into Europe?
Mathias Czaika and Mogens Hobolth, (2016), European Union Politics, 1 - 21
High-skilled migration in times of global economic crisis
Mathias Czaika and Christopher Parsons, (2016), IMI Working Paper Series, 126, 1 - 31
Mathias Czaika, (2015), The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism
European Policies to Attract Talent: The Crisis and Highly Skilled Migration Policy Changes
Mathias Czaika et al, (2015), High-Skill Migration and Recession: Gendered Perspectives