I am a Research Associate at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. I am also a Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution and am affiliated with the Happiness Research Organization in Düsseldorf, Germany and the Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI) in Bratislava, Slovakia.
I research a variety of topics related to subjective well-being, migration, transition economies, nonprofits and civil society, international development, labor issues, and institutions. I am interested in rigorous social science research which helps inform public debates and generates social value-added.
October 10, 2017 – Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE)
Free Download of my paper with K. F. Zimmermann & Monica Roman on the civic engagement of those left behind in the process of international migration.