Mikkel Barslund is responsible for a range of projects on the economics of ageing societies and migration and labour mobility at CEPS. Besides his policy research, he manages the European Network of Economic Policy Research Institutes (ENEPRI) and is the CEPS editor of Intereconomics.
He has previously worked as a senior economist in the Danish Economic Council. His educational background is a PhD in Economic Modelling and Quantitative Methods from the University of Copenhagen and a Master from the University College London.
- Migrants and the labour market
- Economics of ageing
- Economic/econometric modelling
LanguagesDanish, English, Dutch
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.
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.
Against the backdrop of Italy closing ports to rescue boats, some member states’ governments seized the opportunity to claim the moral high ground. Looking at actual contributions, however, MEDAM researcher Mikkel Barslund paints a different picture.
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’.
Their lack of integration of migrant women into the labor market is not only a story of lost opportunity at the individual level, but also carries important macroeconomic implications. Mikkel Barslund and Nadzeya Laurentsyeva on the need to integrate migrant women.
Migration is the main course on the menu for tonight’s EU Summit dinner. We respectfully offer the Heads of State three starters to stimulate their appetite and thoughts before the serious discussions begin.
How can the responsibility for refugees be distributed more fairly – globally and within the EU? And how can we curb irregular migration while expanding legal immigration to the benefit of all concerned? These and other questions are addressed in the first MEDAM assessment report.
The traditionally low female labor market participation in the majority of source countries is mirrored by a large gender gap among the non-EU migrants regarding both labor market and societal integration in Europe. We therefore argue that integration efforts need to explicitly take the gender dimension into account and increase labor market integration measures specifically geared towards female migrants.
With favorable integration policies and labor market conditions, employment rates of refugees reach those of the native population in little more than a decade. This is the conclusion of the first Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM) study, based on the experiences of Bosnian refugees from the Balkan wars.