Central European University, Hungary, IZA, Germany, and CELSI, Slovakia
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor, Central European University, Hungary; Visiting Research Fellow and Deputy Program Director “Migration,” IZA, Germany; Founder and Scientific Director, CELSI, Slovakia
Labor and population economics, migration, ethnicity, reforms in Central and Eastern Europe
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Advisory projects funded by the World Bank, European Commission, European Parliament, and Slovak government
Deputy Director of Research, IZA, Germany
PhD Economics, Tilburg University, 2006
“Unemployment benefits and immigration: Evidence from the EU.” International Journal of Manpower 34:1–2 (2013): 24–38 (with C. Giulietti, M. Guzi, and K. F. Zimmermann).
“The Russian-Ukrainian earnings divide.” Economics of Transition 20:1 (2012): 1–35 (with A. F. Constant and K. F. Zimmermann).
“Political economy of immigration in Germany: Attitudes and citizenship aspiration.” International Migration Review 43:2 (2009): 263–291 (with M. S. Tosun).
Ethnic Diversity in European Labor Markets: Challenges and Solutions. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011.
EU Labor Markets after Post-Enlargement Migration. Berlin: Springer, 2010.
Nuclei of evidence tell a grim story, but a veil of ignorance impedes policy effortsMartin Kahanec, May 2014The Roma are the largest ethnic minority in Europe—as well as one of the most disadvantaged. A triple vicious circle is at play: Substandard socio-economic outcomes reinforce each other; they fuel negative attitudes and perceptions, leading to ill-chosen policies; and segmentation is perpetuated through (statistical) discrimination. A severe lack of data precludes progress. However, existing bits of evidence point to virtuous ways out.MoreLess