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Martin Kahanec
Visiting Research Fellow

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Kahanec Visiting Research Fellow, Deputy Program Director "Migration", the leader of the research sub-area EU Enlargement and the Labor Markets and former Deputy Director of Research (2009) at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany.

Associate Professor at the Central European University in Budapest and co-Founder and Scientific Director of CELSI, Bratislava. Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard University's Labor and Worklife Program.

Member of several professional associations (AEA, ESPE, EALE, EEA) and a founding member, vice-President, and Fellow of the Slovak Economic Association.

His main research interests are labor and population economics, ethnicity, migration, and reforms in Central Eastern European labor markets. Martin Kahanec has published in peer-reviewed academic journals, contributed chapters in collected volumes including the Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality (OxfordUP) and the International Handbook on the Economics of Migration (Edward Elgar), and he has edited several scientific book volumes and journal special issues.

He is the Managing Editor of the IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Manpower, and member of the Editorial Board of Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research.

Martin Kahanec has held several advisory positions and leading roles in a number of scientific and policy projects with the World Bank, the European Commission, OECD, and other international and national institutions.

Martin Kahanec earned his Ph.D. in Economics in 2006 from the Center for Economic Research (CentER), Tilburg University, the Netherlands. He earned his Master's degree from the Central European University in Budapest as well as from the Faculty of management, Comenius University, in Bratislava in 2000, where he also earned his Bachelor's degree in 1998.
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IZA World of Labor article: Roma integration in European labor markets
 
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
9108  Martin Guzi
Martin Kahanec
Lucia Mýtna Kureková
How Immigration Grease Is Affected by Economic, Institutional and Policy Contexts: Evidence from EU Labor Markets
8847  Martin Guzi
Martin Kahanec
Lucia Mýtna Kureková
What Explains Immigrant-Native Gaps in European Labor Markets: The Role of Institutions
8456  Martin Kahanec
Mariola Pytlikova
Klaus F. Zimmermann
The Free Movement of Workers in an Enlarged European Union: Institutional Underpinnings of Economic Adjustment
(published in: M. Kahanec and K.F. Zimmermann (eds.), Labor Migration, EU Enlargement, and the Great Recession, Springer: Berlin, et al. 2016, 1-34)
8249  Martin Kahanec
Lucia Mýtna Kureková
Did Post-Enlargement Labor Mobility Help the EU to Adjust During the Great Recession? The Case of Slovakia
(forthcoming in: M. Kahanec and K.F. Zimmermann (eds.), Labor Migration, EU Enlargement, and the Great Recession, 2016)
7634  Michael Fertig
Martin Kahanec
Mobility in an Enlarging European Union: Projections of Potential Flows from EU's Eastern Neighbors and Croatia
(published in IZA Journal of Migration, 4:6, 2015, as "Projections of Potential Flows to the Enlarging EU from Ukraine, Croatia and other Eastern Neighbors")
7285  Martin Kahanec
Brian Fabo
Migration Strategies of the Crisis-Stricken Youth in an Enlarged European Union
(published in: Transfer: European Review of Labor and Research, 2013, 19 (3), 365-380)
6485  Martin Kahanec
Labor Mobility in an Enlarged European Union
(published in: A. F. Constant, K. F. Zimmermann (eds.), International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, Edward Elgar 2013, Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, pp. 137-152)
6260  Martin Kahanec
Anna Myunghee Kim
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Pitfalls of Immigrant Inclusion into the European Welfare State
(published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2013, 34 (1), 39-55.)
6233  Martin Kahanec
Renáta Králiková
Pulls of International Student Mobility
(shortened version published as 'Higher Education Policy and Migration: The Role of International Student Mobility' in: CESifo DICE Report, 2012, 9(4), 20-27)
6075  Corrado Giulietti
Martin Guzi
Martin Kahanec
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Unemployment Benefits and Immigration: Evidence from the EU
(published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2013, 34 (1), 24-38, Article)
5399  Martin Kahanec
Klaus F. Zimmermann
High-Skilled Immigration Policy in Europe
(published in: Barry R. Chiswick (ed.), High Skilled Immigration in a Global Labor Market, Washington DC, The AEI Press, 2011. 264-314)
5398  Amelie F. Constant
Martin Kahanec
Klaus F. Zimmermann
An Expert Stakeholder's View on European Integration Challenges
(published in: M. Kahanec and K. F. Zimmermann (eds.), Ethnic Diversity in European Labor Markets. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011, 31-54)
5397  Martin Kahanec
Anzelika Zaiceva
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Ethnic Minorities in the European Union: An Overview
(published in: M. Kahanec and K. F. Zimmermann (eds.), Ethnic Diversity in European Labor Markets. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011, 1-30)
5108  Martin Kahanec
Mutlu Yuksel
Intergenerational Transfer of Human Capital under Post-War Distress: The Displaced and the Roma in the Former Yugoslavia
(published in: Gil Epstein and Ira Gang (eds.), Migration and Culture, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 8, Emerald Publishing, Bingley, 2010, 415-443)
4735  Martin Kahanec
Michael P. Shields
The Working Hours of Immigrants in Germany: Temporary versus Permanent
(published in: IZA Journal of Migration, 2013, 2:14 [journal version])
4660  Amelie F. Constant
Martin Kahanec
Ulf Rinne
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Ethnicity, Job Search and Labor Market Reintegration of the Unemployed
(published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2011, 32 (7), 753-776 [final version] [journal version])
4230  Martin Kahanec
Anzelika Zaiceva
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Lessons from Migration after EU Enlargement
(published in: M. Kahanec and K. F. Zimmermann (eds.), EU Labor Markets after Post-Enlargement Migration, Springer: Berlin, et al. 2009, 3-45)
3913  Martin Kahanec
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Migration in an Enlarged EU: A Challenging Solution?
(published by the European Commission as Economic Paper 363, March 2009; and in: Filip Keereman and István Pál Székely (eds.), Five years of an enlarged EU - a positive-sum game, pp. 63-94, Springer: Berlin, et al., 2010)
3890  Martin Kahanec
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Migration and Globalization: Challenges and Perspectives for the Research Infrastructure
(published in: German Data Forum (RatSWD): Buildung on Progress: Expanding the Research Infrastructure for the Social, Economic, and Behavioral Sciencs, Vol. 2, Opladen and Farmington Hills, MI, 2010, 689 - 701)
3650  Amelie F. Constant
Martin Kahanec
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Attitudes towards Immigrants, Other Integration Barriers, and Their Veracity
(published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2009, 30 (1-2), 5-14)
3560  Martin Kahanec
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Migration, the Quality of the Labour Force and Economic Inequality
(substantially revised version published as 'How Skilled Immigration May Improve Economic Equality' in: IZA Journal of Migration, 2014, 3:2. [Open Access])
3450  Martin Kahanec
Klaus F. Zimmermann
International Migration, Ethnicity and Economic Inequality
(substantially revised version published in: Oxford Handbook on Economic Inequality, Oxford University Press, Oxford et al., 2009, 455 - 490)
3420  Martin Kahanec
Anzelika Zaiceva
Labor Market Outcomes of Immigrants and Non-Citizens in the EU: An East-West Comparison
(published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2009, 30 (1+2), 97-115)
3167  Martin Kahanec
Ethnic Competition and Specialization
(published in: Gil Epstein and Ira Gang (eds.), Migration and Culture, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 8, Emerald Publishing, Bingley, 2010, 205-229)
3146  Martin Kahanec
Mariapia Mendola
Social Determinants of Labor Market Status of Ethnic Minorities in Britain
(published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2009, 29, 167-195 )
3140  Martin Kahanec
Mehmet S. Tosun
Political Economy of Immigration in Germany: Attitudes and Citizenship Aspirations
(published in: International Migration Review, 2009, 43 (2), 263 - 291)
2530  Amelie F. Constant
Martin Kahanec
Klaus F. Zimmermann
The Russian-Ukrainian Political Divide
(published in: Eastern European Economics, 2011, 49 (6), 103-115 [Open Access])
2330  Amelie F. Constant
Martin Kahanec
Klaus F. Zimmermann
The Russian-Ukrainian Earnings Divide
(published in: Economics of Transition, 2012, 20 (1), 1-35 [Open Access] [journal version])
2050  Martin Kahanec
Ethnic Specialization and Earnings Inequality: Why Being a Minority Hurts but Being a Big Minority Hurts More
1945  Martin Kahanec
The Substitutability of Labor of Selected Ethnic Groups in the US Labor Market
1872  Martin Kahanec
Two Faces of the ICT Revolution: Desegregation and Minority-Majority Earnings Inequality
 
IZA Policy Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
36 Martin Kahanec
Lucia Mýtna Kureková
European Union Expansion and Migration
(published in: Immanuel Ness (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, Wiley-Blackwell, 2013)
21 Martin Kahanec
Klaus F. Zimmermann
A Policy Agenda for Diversity and Minority Integration
(published in: M. Kahanec and K. F. Zimmermann (eds.), Ethnic Diversity in European Labor Markets. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011, 307 - 311)
 
IZA Research Reports:
Martin Kahanec
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Lucia Mýtna Kureková
Costanza Biavaschi
Report No. 56: Labour Migration from EaP Countries to the EU – Assessment of Costs and Benefits and Proposals for Better Labour Market Matching
Report based on a study conducted for the European Commission, Bonn 2013 (164 pages)
Luca Barbone
Martin Kahanec
Lucia Mýtna Kureková
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Report No. 55: Migration from the Eastern Partnership Countries to the European Union — Options for a Better Future
Report based on a study conducted for the European Commission, Bonn 2013 (50 pages)
Werner Eichhorst
Martin Kahanec
Michael J. Kendzia
Caroline Wehner
et al.
Report No. 54: Social Protection Rights of Economically Dependent Self-employed Workers
Report based on a study conducted for the European Parliament, Bonn 2013 (128 pages)
Martin Kahanec
Report No. 49: Skilled Labor Flows: Lessons from the European Union
Report under the World Bank ASEAN Labor Markets program funded by AusAid, Bonn 2012 (93 pages)
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Martin Kahanec
Corrado Giulietti
Martin Guzi
Alan Barrett
Bertrand Maitre
Report No. 43: Study on Active Inclusion of Migrants
Report prepared for the European Commission, Bonn 2012 (216 pages)
Martin Kahanec
Report No. 21: The Decade of Roma Inclusion: A Unifying Framework of Progress Measurement and Options for Data Collection
Research report for the "Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005-2015", Bonn 2009 (50 pages)
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Martin Kahanec
Amelie F. Constant
Don J. DeVoretz
Liliya Gataullina
Anzelika Zaiceva
Report No. 16: Study on the Social and Labour Market Integration of Ethnic Minorities
Report for the High Level Advisory Group on Social and Labour Market Integration of Ethnic Minorities and the European Commission, Bonn 2008 (166 pages)
[German version] (Studie über die soziale Eingliederung und Arbeitsmarktintegration ethnischer Minderheiten)
 

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