Mathias’s research interest on migration includes the political economy of migration (how do migration policies come about?) and the role of migration policies in shaping international migration flows (how do the various types of migration policy instruments influence migration flows?). Currently, his research focus is on the qualitative assessment of the effects and the effectiveness of migration policies as well as the quantification of these policy effects.
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 DEMIG project (`Determinants of International Migration’) will be officially launched on Thursday 13th May at the Oxford Department of International Development.