Claas Schneiderheinze

Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)

Climate Migration, Emerging Markets & Developing Countries, Africa

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Main research interests

  • The migration-development nexus
  • Determinants of the migration decision
  • The migration response of climate events
  • Rural development economics
  • Project and policy evaluation

Before joining the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and the MEDAM project Claas Schneiderheinze completed a Bachelor of Economics in Kiel and a Master of Development Economics in Göttingen. In September of 2016 he joined the Kiel Institute’s department of Poverty Reduction, Equity and Development as a research fellow and PhD candidate. His main sphere within the MEDAM project is African migration. More specifically, he investigates the implications of environmental and demographic change in Africa for internal and international migration. In addition, he takes part in the T20 Task Force on Migration and advises the G20 on regional migration governance.