Friedrich Poeschel is a Research Fellow at the Migration Policy Centre of the European University Institute. He works on the MigResHub, exploring the role of migrant workers and labour migration policies for the resilience of essential services during the Covid-19 pandemic.
In six years as an economist at the OECD, Friedrich has worked on family migration, labour mobility, migration management, emigration and diasporas. His publications include four chapters in the OECD’s flagship publication on migration (the International Migration Outlook) and several books with a country-specific focus (on Germany, the Netherlands, Morocco and Latvia). This work was regularly covered in the media and generated interest among policy makers. Prior to the OECD, Friedrich worked at the intersection of politics and policy implementation, as an advisor to the board of Germany’s public employment service.
With a thesis on communication in labour markets, Friedrich earned a doctorate in economics from the University of Oxford. He also holds a Bachelor degree with First Class Honours from the London School of Economics and an M.Phil. in economics from the University of Oxford. His first research positions were at Tor Vergata University, the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), and as Robert Solow Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ecole Polytechnique.
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