Temporary migration, integration and the role of policies (TEMPO)

Client/Funding Institution

New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Cooperation in Europe (NORFACE)


The main goal of TEMPO is to extend the frontier of knowledge on temporary and return migration along several directions. First of all, using an array of existing and new datasets, it looks at the causes and consequences of temporary migration, considering both the perspective of the source and the destination country. Second, it studies the patterns of integration of economic and non-economic migrants, and how they relate to the time dimension of the migration decision. Particular attention is paid to the role played by the diffusion of information within immigrant networks. Finally, the project looks at the process through which policies towards temporary and return migration are formed, and analyses their welfare effects both on the destination and the source countries. wiiw is one of 12 partners on the TEMPO research project, which is funded under the Norface Migration Research Programme.


November 2009 - November 2013



wiiw team Leader

Michael Landesmann

wiiw Staff

Ronald Hartwig, Magdalena Höllhuber, Michael Landesmann, Isilda Mara, Hermine Vidovic

Project Partners

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), UK; Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU), Austria; Copenhagen Business School, Denmark; University of Helsinki, Finland; Institute for Employment Research, Germany; Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI), Germany; Trinity College Dublin, Ireland; Tilburg University, Netherlands; Malmoe University, Sweden; University of Surrey, UK


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Keywords: migration

Countries covered: EU27

Research Areas: Labour, Migration and Income Distribution