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. After joining the faculty of the University of Bochum in 2003, he has continued to maintain close ties with IZA as a Research Fellow. In 2004, he became a member of the executive board and in 2009 Vice-President of the RWI in Essen. Thomas Bauer is also research affiliate of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS) at the University of California-San Diego, USA.

His further research interests include migration, population economics, and applied microeconometrics. He has published several articles in collected volumes and in journals such as Economic Journal, Economica, Labour Economics, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Population Economics, Economic Inquiry, and Economics of Education Review.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 551
published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2007, 26, 199-229
IZA Discussion Paper No. 505
published in: Vierteljahreshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung / Quarterly Journal of Economic Research, 2002, 71(2), 249-271
IZA Discussion Paper No. 200
revised version published as 'Measuring ethnic linkages among migrants' in: International Journal of Manpower, 2009, 30 (1-2), 56-69
IZA Discussion Paper No. 180
published in: Labour, 2001, 15 (2), 237-255;
see IZA Reprints 104/01
IZA Discussion Paper No. 170
published in: C. Lankowski (ed.): Responses to Globalization in Germany and the United States, AICGS Research Report No. 10, Washington, D. C., 1999, 15-30
IZA Discussion Paper No. 146
published in: Labour Economics, 2001, 8 (2), 161-180;
see IZA Reprints 88/01
IZA Discussion Paper No. 87
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2002, 21 (2), 221-229