Martin Kahanec

Academic rank: 
Associate Professor
Center for European Union Research (CEUR)
Political Economy Research Group (PERG)
Building: 
Oktober 6. u. 7
Room: 
231
Phone number: 
327-3000 extention: 3097
Qualifications: 
PhD. Tilburg University, the Netherlands
M.A. Central European University, Hungary
Mgr. and Bc. Comenius University, Slovakia
Academic/Professional Experience and Achievements: 

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

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.

CV attachment: 
Affiliations: 
Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations
Center for European Union Research (CEUR)
Academic/research topics: 
Labor and Population Economics
migration
Ethnicity
EU Enlargement and the Labor Markets
Reforms in Central Eastern European Labor Markets
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Publications

Book
Book Chapter
Kahanec, Martin, Jo Ritzen, and Jasmina Haas. "EU Mobility." In A Second Chance for Europe, edited by Jo Ritzen, 135-153. Cham: Springer, 2017.
Kahanec, Martin, and Jo Ritzen. "A Sustainable Immigration Policy for the EU." In A Second Chance for Europe, edited by Jo Ritzen, 155-181. Cham: Springer, 2017.
Kahanec, Martin, Martin Guzi, Monika Martišková, and Zuzana Siebertová. "Slovakia and the Czech Republic: Inequalities and Convergences after the Velvet Divorce." In Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries’ Experiences, edited by B. Nolan, W. Salverda, D. Checchi, I. Marx, A. McKnight, I. G. Tóth and H. van de Werfhorst, 569-592. Oxford University Press, 2014.
Kahanec, Martin, and Corrado Giulietti. "Does generous welfare attract immigrants? Towards Evidence-Based Policy-Making." In Social Benefits and Migration – A Contested Relationship and Policy Challenge in the EU, edited by Elspeth Guild, Sergio Carrera and Katharina Eisele, 111-127. Brussels: Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), 2014.
Kahanec, Martin. "Labour Market Needs and Migration Policy Options: Towards More Dynamic Labour Markets." In Rethinking the Attractiveness of EU Labour Immigration Policies: Comparative Perspectives on the EU, the US, Canada and Beyond, edited by S. Carrera, E. Guild and K. Eisele, 48-53. Brussels: Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), 2014.
Kahanec, Martin. "Labor Mobility in an Enlarged European Union." In International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, edited by Klaus F. Zimmermann and Amelie Constant. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2013.
Kahanec, Martin, and Lucia Kurekova. "European Union Expansion and Migration, Vol. 1." In The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, edited by Immanuel Ness. Hoboken: Wiley - Blackwell Publishing, 2013.
Kahanec, Martin, and Klaus F. Zimmermann. "A policy agenda for diversity and minority integration." In Ethnic Diversity in European Labor Markets: Challenges and Solutions. MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011.
Kahanec, Martin. "The Practice of Minority Integration in the European Union: What works." In Ethnic Diversity in European Labor Markets: Challenges and Solutions. MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011.
Kahanec, Martin, Anzelika Zaiceva, and Klaus F. Zimmermann. "An expert stakeholder’s view on the European integration challenges." In Ethnic Diversity in European Labor Markets: Challenges and Solutions. MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011.
Kahanec, Martin, Anzelika Zaiceva, and Klaus F. Zimmermann. "Ethnic Minorities in the European Union: An overview." In Ethnic Diversity in European Labor Markets: Challenges and Solutions. MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011.
Kahanec, Martin. "Ethnic Competition and Specialization." In Migration and Culture. Vol. 10. Frontiers of Economics and Globalization 10. Emerald Publishing, 2010.
Kahanec, Martin, Anzelika Zaiceva, and Klaus F. Zimmermann. "Lessons from Migration after EU Enlargement." In Eu Labor Markets after Post-enlargement Migration. Berlin and Heidelberg: Springer, 2010.
Kahanec, Martin, and Kluas F. Zimmermann. "Migration and Globalization: Challenges and Perspectives for the Research Infrastructure." In Developing the Research Infrastructure for the Social and Behavioral Sciences in Germany and Beyond. Progress since 2001, Current Situation, and Future Demands. Opladen: Budrich UniPress, 2010.
Kahanec, Martin, and Klaus F. Zimmermann. "High-Skilled Immigration Policy in Europe." In High-Skilled Immigration in a Globalized Labor Market. Washington, DC: AEI, 2010.
Kahanec, Martin, and Klaus F. Zimmermann. "International Migration, Ethnicity and Economic Inequality." In Oxford Handbook on Economic Inequality. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Conference Paper
Kahanec, Martin. "Globalizácia, migrácia a trh práce." In Labour economics and its implication for Slovakia. Bratislava: IZ, 2008.
Journal Article
Journal Editor
Report
Study
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