Jasper Dag Tjaden

Jasper Dag Tjaden

Professor for Applied Social Research and Public Policy

University of Potsdam

Biography

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.

Interests
  • International migration
  • Migrant integration
  • Discrimination
  • Educational inequality
  • Policy effectiveness
  • Quantitative research methods
Education
  • 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

Selected Publications

Please find additional publications here.

(2020). Corruption and the Desire to Leave Quasi-Experimental Evidence on Corruption as a Driver of Emigration Intentions . In IZA Journal of Development and Migration.

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(2018). Linking Migration Intentions with Flows: Evidence and Potential Use. International Migration.

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(2018). Ride with Me—Ethnic Discrimination, Social Markets, and the Sharing Economy. European Sociological Review.

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(2017). The optimism trap: Migrants’ educational choices in stratified education systems. Social Science Research.

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Policy

IOM: Using “Big Data” to forecast migration
IOM: The future of migration to Europe:
IOM: The impact of mobile cinema events on potential migrants in Guinea

Teaching

Intro to R for Social Scientists

Intro to R for Social Scientists

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!

Refugee Integration in Germany

Refugee Integration in Germany

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.

Research design in the social sciences

Research design in the social sciences

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.

Media

Broad media coverage on new “Merkel effect” study

Broad media coverage on new “Merkel effect” study

Der Spiegel, ZDF, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Focus Online etc. report on new study

Migration Data Portal, Apr 16, 2020: Forecasting the future of migration—many approaches, one commonality: uncertainty

Migration Data Portal, Apr 16, 2020: Forecasting the future of migration—many approaches, one commonality: uncertainty

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.

Frankfurter Rundschau, Ap 12, 2018: Viele Ausländer - doch nur wenige Flüchtlinge

Frankfurter Rundschau, Ap 12, 2018: Viele Ausländer - doch nur wenige Flüchtlinge

Rund 10,6 Millionen ausländische Staatsbürger leben in Deutschland. Nur wenige davon sind Flüchtlinge.

Guardian, Apr 12, 2018: When we think of migrants, why not include Einstein and Ronaldo

Guardian, Apr 12, 2018: When we think of migrants, why not include Einstein and Ronaldo

Many footballers, Oscar nominees and Nobel laureates are migrants. It’s time to overturn stereotypes about migration.

Migazin, Jul 08, 2013: Ohne Doppelpass ins Abseits

Migazin, Jul 08, 2013: Ohne Doppelpass ins Abseits

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.

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