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Panu Poutvaara joins Expert Council on Integration and Migration


The Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR) has appointed Prof. Panu Poutvaara Ph.D. as a new member. He is Professor of Economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) and Director of the ifo Center for International Institutional Comparisons and Migration Research in Munich.

The nomination was made following a vote by an independent selection committee. New SVR chairman Petra Bendel said: “Having economist Panu Poutvaara join us means that the labor market and economic policy issues of migration will continue to be central to the Council’s work. We look forward to working with him.”

Panu Poutvaara’s areas of interest include the impact of migration opportunities on family migration, populism, and investment in human capital, as well as immigration’s effects on welfare.