Tobias Heidland

Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)

Emerging Markets & Developing Countries, Attitudes toward Migration

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Main research interests

  • Attitudes to migration and their implications
  • Social and economic effects of emigration on the left behind
  • Migrants and the labor market
  • Labor market integration of refugees in Germany
  • Foreign exchange interventions

Tobias Heidland (né Stöhr) is senior researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. He studied economics and development economics at the universities of Mannheim and Nottingham and holds a PhD in Quantitative Economics from Kiel Uniersity. His research focuses on migration decisions, attitudes towards migration, and central banks’ foreign exchange intervention.

Currently, he is coordinating MEDAM research on the driving forces of migration in African countries of origin and transit. To this end, extensive survey data is collected and evaluated.

In addition, Tobias is the local principal investigator of the H2020 project ITFLOWS. In addition to predicting migration, he works on the integration conditions for migrants in the EU Member States within this framework.

His second research focus are foreign exchange interventions by central banks.