Jens Ruhose is an applied economist, mainly interested in migration, labor economics, and economics of education related topics. In the past, he has mainly worked on economic consequences of selective migration.
Currently, he is assistant professor of economics (with tenure track) at Kiel University. He has obtained his PhD in economics from the University of Munich in May 2015. During his PhD studies, he worked for the Ifo Center of the Economics of Education and was a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University for five months.
Previously, he has studied economics and international economics at the University of Paderborn (Bachelor and Master) and the University of Warwick (Master). His work also comprises policy consultancy work for the European Commission and for several foundations in Germany and the United States.
He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in January 2015.