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Prof. Dr. Thomas K. Bauer

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Thomas Bauer is currently professor of economics at the University of Bochum (Ruhr-Universität Bochum). He studied economics at the University of Munich and received his degree as Diplom-Volkswirt in 1993. From 1993–1997 he worked as research associate at SELAPO, University of Munich. In July 1997 he obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Munich for his dissertation on the labor market effects of immigration and migration policy in Germany. From 1997–1998 Thomas Bauer visited the Rutgers University, USA, under the auspices of a Feodor-Lynen-Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation. In September 1998 he joined IZA as Senior Research Associate and became IZA Program Director for the Research Area “Mobility and Flexibility of Labor” in July 1999.

Since February 2004 he is Member of the Executive Board of RWI, since 2009 he is Vice-President. Further he is research fellow of IZA, research affiliate of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS) at the University of California-San Diego, USA, and the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM, London). From 2011 until 2019 he was member of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration, from September 2016 until July 2019 he was chairman of the Council. Since May 2017 he is chairman of the Statistical Advisory Committee, which is acting as advisory board of the Federal Statistical Office (destatis). Since September 2018 he is also member of the advisory board for social participation and integration of the federal state government of North Rhine-Westphalia.