Tobias Stöhr is senior researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, researcher at DIW Berlin, and IZA research affiliate.
He studied in Mannheim and Nottingham before receiving his PhD from Kiel University in 2015. He researches migration decisions, integration and topics such as attitudes towards migration and migration policy.
- Migrants and the labor market
- Social and economic effects of emigration on the left behind
- Attitudes to migration and their implications
- Labor market integration of refugees in Germany
- Foreign exchange interventions
The working paper analyses whether and how policy design and political trust interact in shaping people’s policy preferences. Focusing on the case of public preferences for asylum and refugee policy, the empirical analysis is based on a conjoint experiment with 12,000 respondents across eight European countries.
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.
Increasing development aid to fight the “root causes of migration” will not reassure immigration critics. New research shows that the public’s belief in development aid as a policy instrument is strongly driven by existing attitudes on immigration.
Survey data from 13 EU member states show that Europeans assess the impact of immigration on their country in a more positive light than they did in 2002. However, the polarization of the population towards immigration has increased.
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’.
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.
Rapidly growing internet usage around the world provides data that can be used to measure migration intentions in origin countries and predict subsequent outflows.
The authors document a negative effect of migration on petty corruption in education using survey data and administrative records from Moldova.