Migration and Globalisation – Impacts and Interaction

Client/Funding Institution

Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank


This project contributes to the current debate on the effects of immigration by considering how migration impacts upon and interacts with other forces of globalisation. The project will largely focus on the EU-27 countries, examining the impact of intra-EU and extra-EU migration flows on trade, FDI and off-shoring. The project will focus on four major issues, namely: (i) the impact of immigration on (North-South) FDI flows; (ii) the relationship between migration and services trade flows; (iii) the interactions between migration, trade and FDI flows; (iv) migration and offshoring and their impact upon labour markets and inequality in EU economies.


March 2016 - March 2018

wiiw team Leader

Michael Landesmann

wiiw Staff

Stefan Jestl, Sandra M. Leitner, Isilda Mara, Olga Pindyuk

Countries covered: EU27

Research Areas: Labour, Migration and Income Distribution, International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI