Pieter Bevelander

University of Malmö, Sweden, and IZA, Germany

I’m excited to be a part of this innovative project. I hope that policymakers and academics alike will find World of Labor a useful way to quickly learn the latest state of research on a wide range of issues in labor policy

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of International Migration and Ethnic Relations, University of Malmö, Sweden

Research interest

International migration, different aspects of immigrant integration and citizenship, attitudes towards immigrants and ethnic minorities

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Board member of The Migration Studies Delegation (DELMI), Ministry of Justice, Sweden


PhD Economic History, Lund University, 2000

Selected publications

  • “Voting participation of immigrants in Sweden: A cohort analysis of the 2002, 2006 and 2010 elections.” Journal of International Migration and Integration 16:1 (2015): 61–80.

  • “From aliens to citizens.” In: Chiswick, B., and P. W. Miller (eds). Handbook in Economics, Economics of International Migration, Volume 1A. Oxford: Elsevier North-Holland, 2015 (with M. Spång).

  • “The labour market integration of refugee and family reunion immigrants: A comparison of outcomes in Canada and Sweden.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 40:5 (2014) (with R. Pendakur).

  • “Naturalization and earnings: A Denmark–Sweden comparison.” European Journal of Population 30 (2014): 337–359 (with J. Helgertz and A. Tegunimataka).

  • “The influence of partner choice and country of origin characteristics on the naturalization of immigrants in Sweden: A longitudinal analysis.” International Migration Review (Forthcoming) (with J. Helgertz).