Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

We are delighted to announce that Dr Hein de Haas, a Senior Research Officer at the International Migration Institute, has been selected to receive a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC).

Dr de Haas will use the grant to study the determinants of international migration through a theoretical and empirical assessment of policy, origin and destination effects.

This project will seek to answer the question: how do migration policies of receiving and sending states affect the size, direction and nature of international migration to and from wealthy countries? The project is expected to generate groundbreaking insights in the way policies shape migration processes in their interaction with other migration determinants. It will also generate new data, improve insight in the drivers of migration processes and provide empirical tests of migration transition theory, which hypothesises that the links between human development and migration are positive and curvilinear rather than linear and inversely proportional.

ERC Starting Grants aim to support the creation of excellent new research teams to conduct pioneering frontier research in any field of science, engineering and scholarship. This five year grant will allow Dr de Haas to establish a research team within the International Migration Institute consisting of a research officer, a research assistant and two funded DPhil studentships.

The European Research Council (ERC) was launched in January 2007 with a mandate to award basic-research grants solely on the judgment of panels of scientific reviewers. The aim is to create the first large, pan-European competition for basic research.

Similar stories

As UNGA adopts declaration on migrants and refugees, new report launched on migrants in countries in crisis

ICMPD in partnership with IMI publish emerging findings from research on migrants caught in crisis situations

Migrants in Countries in Crisis Initiative launches new guidelines

Guidelines aim at States, the private sector, international organisations and civil society responding to needs of migrants in countries experiencing conflicts or natural disasters

Health economist Professor Richard Scheffler visits IMI

Distinguished Professor of Health Economics and Public Policy from University of California, Berkeley hosted by ODID as Astor Visiting Lecturer

IMI part of consortium awarded European Commission Horn of Africa project

IMI to contribute to 30-month research project into migration and displacement in Horn of Africa

Birthplace, bloodline and beyond: How 'Liberian citizenship' is currently constructed in Liberia and abroad

IMI seminar series starts 27 April with presentation from Senior Research Officer Robtel Neajai Pailey

DEMIG databases released: evaluating the nature and evolution of global immigration and emigration between 1950 and 2010

Data from three major databases tracking migration policy changes, immigration, emigration and net migration flows, and country-to-country global migration flows, now available for free download