Martin Kahanec

Martin Kahanec

Scientific Director and Research Fellow:
  • CELSI Bratislava, CEU Budapest, IZA Bonn, Harvard University
Research areas:
  • Labour markets and institutions Ethnicity and migration

Founder and Scientific Director of the Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI), Bratislava. Professor at the Central European University in Budapest. Research Associate at the University of Economics in Bratislava. Affiliated Scholar at Centre for Population, Development and Labour Economics, United Nations University. Visiting Research Fellow and former Deputy Program Director "Migration", leader of the research sub-area EU Enlargement and the Labor Markets and Deputy Director of Research (2009) at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. Invited member of Academia Europea, European academy of sicences. Member of several professional associations (AEA, ESPE, EALE, EEA) and a founding member, President, and Fellow of the Slovak Economic Association.

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 International Journal of Manpower, and former 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.

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