Martin Ruhs is Chair in Migration Studies and Deputy Director of the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. He is on leave from the University of Oxford. Martin’s research focuses on the economics and politics of international migration, with a strong international comparative dimension. His books include The Price of Rights. Regulating International Labour Migration (Princeton University Press 2013) and Who Needs Migrant Workers? Labour Shortages, Immigration and Public Policy (Oxford University Press 2010, co-edited with B. Anderson). He is currently working on a research monograph on “multinational corporations, migrant labour and the nation state”, and a collaborative research project (with Joakim Palme and colleagues at Uppsala University) on “national institutions and the politics of free movement in the European Union”, funded by Horizon2020.
- Economics and politics of international labor migration
The 2019 MEDAM Assessment Report presents insights from MEDAM research and policy dialogue since 2016 to explain how closer cooperation among EU member states and with countries of origin and transit can improve outcomes for all stakeholders.
The paper provides the first-ever analysis of the structure of public preferences for asylum and refugee policy. By means of an original conjoint experiment with 12,000 respondents across Europe the researchers map Europeans policy preferences in the area of asylum and refugee protection.
MEDAM-Forscher Martin Ruhs und Mikkel Barslund betrachten in diesem Kommentar, die Probleme der dänisch-österreichischen Vision für die Reform des Asyl- und Flüchtlingsschutzsystem, die Anfang Oktober vorgestellt wurde.
The challenges in asylum and migration policy require a comprehensive approach with broad support by all EU member states. In our assessment report we propose a strategy based on the concept of ‘flexible solidarity’.
At the Berlin launch of the “2019 MEDAM Assessment Report on Asylum and Migration Policies in Europe”, we will discuss options for a comprehensive and sustainable reform of the Common European Asylum System as well as Germany’s role in shaping it.