Friedrich Poeschel

Senior Research Fellow
Friedrich Poeschel is a Senior Research Fellow (part-time) at the Migration Policy Centre of the EUI and a Senior Researcher (part-time) in the Centre for Migration and Diversity at Eurac Research in Bozen/Bolzano. His current work focuses on global skills partnerships as a way of addressing labour shortages, in the context of the Horizon Europe project GS4S, and on migrant employment in key sectors such as health, care and the food supply chain.

Friedrich previously worked as a practitioner informing migration policy makers. In six years as an economist at the OECD, he has worked on family migration, labour mobility, migration management, emigration and diasporas. He was strongly involved in the OECD’s flagship publication on migration (the “International Migration Outlook”) and several books on specific countries. Friedrich then became senior analyst at the EU Agency for Asylum, based in Malta. His role in the Situational Awareness Unit required identifying and analysing trends in asylum migration to the EU, continually published in the “Latest Asylum Trends”. Media coverage of Friedrich’s work included the Washington Post, Financial Times, FAZ, Die Welt and CNN.

With a thesis on 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.
ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0002-7137-0207

Books
  • Lain, Jonathan, Poeschel, Friedrich and Xenogiani, Theodora (2019), Evaluating Latvia’s Active Labour Market Policies, OECD Publishing, Paris.
  • Levionnois, Charlotte and Poeschel, Friedrich (2017), Talent Abroad: A Review of Moroccan Emigrants, OECD Publishing, Paris. French version published as: Talents à l’étranger: Une revue des émigrés marocains.
  • Poeschel, Friedrich and Xenogiani, Theodora (2016), Recruiting Immigrant Workers: The Netherlands, OECD Publishing, Paris.
  • Poeschel, Friedrich (2015), Talent Abroad: A Review of German Emigrants, OECD Publishing, Paris. German translation published as: Talente im Ausland: Ein Bericht über deutsche Auswanderer.

  • Scientific articles
  • Anderson, Bridget, Poeschel, Friedrich and Ruhs, Martin (2021): “Rethinking labour migration: Covid-19, essential work, and systemic resilience", Comparative Migration Studies 9.1: 45
  • Nivorozhkin, Anton, and Poeschel, Friedrich (2022), "Working conditions in essential occupations and the role of migrants", Economic Analysis and Policy 74: 250-261

  • Chapters in books or reports
  • Poeschel, Friedrich with support from EUAA colleagues (2022): “Latest Asylum Trends - Annual Overview 2022”, EUAA, Latest Asylum Trends
  • Buhagiar, Roberta and Poeschel, Friedrich (2022): “Access to procedure”, in: EUAA, Asylum Report 2022
  • Poeschel, Friedrich (2019), “Family Ties: How Family Reunification Can Impact Migrant Integration”, in: OECD, International Migration Outlook 2019, OECD Publishing, Paris. French version published as: “Liens familiaux: les effets du regroupement familial sur l’intégration des immigrés”.
  • Belmonte, Martina, Desiderio, Maria Vincenza and Poeschel, Friedrich (2019), “International Job Matching For Labour Migration: Bridges and Divides”, in: OECD, Building an EU Talent Pool. A New Approach to Migration Management for Europe, OECD Publishing, Paris.
  • Chaloff, Jonathan and Poeschel, Friedrich (2017), “A Portrait of Family Migration in OECD Countries”, in: OECD, International Migration Outlook 2017, OECD Publishing, Paris. French version published as: “Portrait des migrations familiales dans les pays de l'OCDE”.
  • Degler, Eva, Farchy, Emily and Poeschel, Friedrich (2016), “Labour Market Outcomes of Recent Migrants and Integration Policies in OECD Countries”, in: OECD, International Migration Outlook 2016, OECD Publishing, Paris. French version published as: “Situation des migrants récents sur le marché du travail et politiques d'intégration dans les pays de l'OCDE”.
  • Gindrey, Véronique, Hervé, Philippe, Poeschel, Friedrich and Schmidt, Anne-Sophie (2015), “Country Notes: Recent Changes in Migration Movements and Policies” in: OECD, International Migration Outlook 2015, OECD Publishing, Paris. French version published as: “Notes par pays : développements récents des mouvements et des politiques migratoires

  • Working papers
  • Broberg, Nikolaj, Gonnot, Jérôme, Poeschel, Friedrich and Ruhs, Martin (2024): “Essential Work, Migrant Labour: What Explains Migrant Employment in European Key Sectors?
  • Anderson, Bridget, Poeschel, Friedrich and Ruhs, Martin (2020): “Covid-19 and Systemic Resilience: Rethinking the Impacts of Migrant Workers and Labour Migration Policies”, RSCAS working paper 2020/57, European University Institute
  • Poeschel, Friedrich (2020), “Out there on your own: Absence of the spouse and migrants’ integration outcomes”, RSCAS working paper 2020/04, European University Institute
  • Poeschel, Friedrich (2018), “Why do Employers Not Pay Less Than Advertised? Directed Search and the Diamond Paradox”, mimeo, OECD
  • Poeschel, Friedrich (2016), “Raising the Mobility of Third-Country Nationals in the EU: Effects from Naturalisation and Long-Term Resident Status”, OECD Employment, Labour and Social Affairs WP
  • Poeschel, Friedrich (2014), “Assignment vs. Choice: Lessons from Training Vouchers”, mimeo
  • Poeschel, Friedrich (2013), “Assortative Matching Through Signals”, SFB 649 Discussion Paper 2013-44
  • Poeschel, Friedrich (2012), “The Time Trend in the Matching Function”, IAB Discussion Paper 3/2012

  • Recent blog posts
  • Poeschel, Friedrich and Yener-Roderburg, Inci Öykü (2024): “Fearing the immigrant vote? AKP’s political echo sparks controversy in Germany”, EUI GLOBALCIT blog
  • Poeschel, Friedrich (2023): "How Iran has just become the world's main host country for refugees", Eurac Science Blogs
  • Nivorozhkin, Anton, and Poeschel, Friedrich (2022): "Essential occupations: what are the working conditions like?", IAB-Forum
  • Poeschel, Friedrich (2020), “Doctors as Taxi Drivers? Recognising Immigrants’ Foreign Qualifications”. Agora Magazine of the European and International Public Service, No 83, April 2020
  • Poeschel, Friedrich (2020), “Out There on Your Own: Integration Without Family”, MPC Blog, February 2020
  • Chaloff, Jonathan and Poeschel, Friedrich (2017), “A Portrait of Family Migration”, OECD Observer No 311