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I consider myself as an applied economist, mainly interested in migration, labor economics, and economics of education related topics. My work also comprises policy consultancy work for the European Commission, government authorities, and several foundations in Germany and the United States.

Currently, I am an assistant professor of economics (with tenure track) at Kiel University. Previously, I hold positions at the Leibniz Universität Hannover (postdoc from March 2016 to August 2019), University of Mannheim (interim professor of economics from August 2017 to January 2018), and the Ifo Institute (postdoc and junior economist at the Ifo Center for the Economics of Education from May 2011 to April 2016).

I have obtained my PhD (Dr. oec. publ.) in economics from the University of Munich in May 2015. During my PhD studies, I was a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University for five months. Previously, I have studied economics and international economics at the University of Paderborn (Bachelor and Master) and the University of Warwick (Master).

I am a research affiliate at IZA since January 2015, and a research network affiliate at CESifo since September 2017.

Research interests

My research interests focus on the development and allocation of human capital as well as on the consequences of migration and differences in human capital on individual, aggregate, and social outcomes.

    • Economics of Migration

    • Labor Economics

    • Economics of Education

    • Applied Econometrics

    • Policy Evaluation

    • Field Experiments

Contact information

Prof. Dr. Jens Ruhose

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Wilhelm-Seelig-Platz 1, 24116 Kiel

Email: ruhose(at)economics.uni-kiel.de

Office: WSP1-406