Professor at the Central European University in Budapest, Head of its School of Public Policy, and Founder and Scientific Director of CELSI, Bratislava. Research Associate at the university of Economics in Bratislava.

Fellow of Global Labor Organization and POP UNU-MERIT.

Former 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 IZA. Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard University's Labor and Worklife Program in 2014-15.

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 founding Managing Editor of the IZA Journal of European Labor Studies (in 2016 included in Scopus), Associate Editor of the International Journal of Manpower (SSCI, Scopus, ...), and member of the Editorial Board of Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research (Scopus, ...).

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.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3913
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
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3890
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
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3650
Amelie F. Constant, Martin Kahanec, Klaus F. Zimmermann
published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2009, 30 (1-2), 5-14
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3560
substantially revised version published as 'How Skilled Immigration May Improve Economic Equality' in: IZA Journal of Migration, 2014, 3:2. [Open Access]
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3450
substantially revised version published in: Oxford Handbook on Economic Inequality, Oxford University Press, Oxford et al., 2009, 455 - 490
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3420
published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2009, 30 (1+2), 97-115
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3167
published in: Gil Epstein and Ira Gang (eds.), Migration and Culture, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 8, Emerald Publishing, Bingley, 2010, 205-229
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3146
published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2009, 29, 167-195
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3140
published in: International Migration Review, 2009, 43 (2), 263 - 291
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2530
Amelie F. Constant, Martin Kahanec, Klaus F. Zimmermann
published in: Eastern European Economics, 2011, 49 (6), 103-115 [Open Access]