Since January 2021, I am Professor for Applied Social Research and Public Policy at the Economic and Social Science Department of the University of Potsdam, Germany.
Before joining the University of Potsdam, I worked for the United Nations as data analytics coordinator for the International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, for the World Bank as research consultant, and for the Migration Policy Group as policy analyst.
My research focuses on migration and integration issues including ethnic educational inequality, discrimination, migration decisions as well as applied quantitative research methods.
Have a look at my publications via Google Scholar.
PhD Economic and Social Sciences, 2016
University of Bamberg
Fulbright scholar, 2016
City University of New York, Graduate Center
Msc. European Studies, 2011
London School of Economics and Political Science
Please find additional publications here.
This course introduces students to theory, measurement, evidence and policy responses regarding discrimination along various categories such as ethnic origin, gender, appearance, age etc.
This course introduces students to main (qualitative and quantiative) approaches and methodologies for measuring the impact of policy programmes, projects or reforms.
This course introduces students to the main theories, patterns and policy responses regarding international migration.
This course offers an accessible and easy introduction to one of the fastest growing statistical packages used in social science and data science more generally. The course is designed for students with limited stats and data analysis background or those transitioning from other software packages (e.g. Stata; SPSS). All materials are available online allowing students to take the course at their own pace. This course will be updated over time. Feedback welcome!
Over a million people sought refuge in Germany since 2014. After a review of the meaning, theories and measurement of “integration”, the course will cover various dimensions of integration including the labour market, education, housing, discrimination and others. We will review the latest literature and discuss integration outcomes in relation to relevant government policies.
This course introduces students to what social science research is all about and how it works. Students will be first introduced to basic principles of how knowledge is produced. After students will work though various research designs, apply them to research questions and master the advantages and disadvantages of various methods.
Der Spiegel, ZDF, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Focus Online etc. report on new study
How much does Biden’s messaging about the border matter?
Policymakers want to know what’s coming. Migration forecasts are not just in high demand, they are also difficult to navigate. Some approaches to discuss the future of migration require advanced knowledge of statistics, others require quite a bit of imagination. GMDAC’s Jasper Tjaden and Eduardo Acostamadiedo discuss the pros and cons of different approaches and what the experts think of future migration trends to the EU in 2030.
Rund 10,6 Millionen ausländische Staatsbürger leben in Deutschland. Nur wenige davon sind Flüchtlinge.
Many footballers, Oscar nominees and Nobel laureates are migrants. It’s time to overturn stereotypes about migration.
Mit der Ablehnung der doppelten Staatsbürgerschaft steht die Union innenpolitisch zunehmend alleine da. Kommt es zu keiner Reform, könnte sich Deutschland auch international ins Abseits stellen, schreibt Jasper Dag Tjaden.