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News - Research

On June 1, Stefan Töpfer and Robert Roca will join the chair's team. Stefan will be part of the ESF project and focus on the potential of international students to reduce the projected skill shortage in Thuringia. Roberto will work on "Risk Attitudes as Determinants of Migration in the U.S." supported by a scholarship from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Welcome to both!

Lavinia Kinne has been awarded the prize for the best bachelor thesis 2016 ("Abschlussarbeitspreis") by the Alumni Jenenses e.V. for her work about the effects of falling fertility rates on the public pension system. Congratulations!

The project "Erschließung exogener Potenziale zur Verringerung des drohenden Fachkräftemangels in Thüringen: Zur besonderen Rolle internationaler Studierender und hochqualifizierter Arbeitskräfte" has been granted funding of the European Social Fund (ESF) by the Gesellschaft für Arbeits- und Wirtschaftsförderung des Freistaats Thüringen mbH (GfAW) for a period of three years starting in June 2016. The project's aim is to help activating exogenous potentials to reduce the projected skill shortage in Thuringia by focusing on the special role of international students and highly qualified workers.

This is a joint project with the Chair of Economic Geography (Prof. Henn) and the International Office of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. See also >here<.


Silke Uebelmesser gave an interview about "Sind ökonomische Vorteile von Migration messbar?" (Can the economic advantages of migration be measured?) to Ostthüringer Zeitung and about "Ein- und Auswanderung aus ökonomischer Sicht" (The economic view on immigration and emigration) to MDR Info.

The paper "Student and Graduate Migration and its Effect on the Financing of Higher Education" by Tina Haußen and Silke Uebelmesser has been accepted for publication in Education Economics. (For the Working paper version, see >here<.

The German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding a project on the topic of Language Learning and Migration for two years. This project wants to examine the motives of language learning in relation to migration and integration, focusing on the case of Germany. For this, a panel dataset will be constructed from the records of the German Goethe Institute, which is an important provider of German language courses abroad and in Germany. See also >here<.