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Christoph Skupnik

Christoph Skupnik is a PhD student in public economics at Freie Universität Berlin. In his dissertation, he analyzes the labour market effects of EU enlargement. Christoph holds an MSc in European Political Economy from the LSE and a Diploma in Economics from the University of Mannheim. In 2007, he worked as intern at DG ECFIN in the EU Commission. [email protected]

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Blogs review: The economics and politics of migration in the economic crisis

What’s at stake: Rising unemployment in rich Western states fundamentally changes the context of migration. High unemployment among immigrants reduces the pull exerted by richer countries on potential immigrants, whilst economic hardships suffered by native citizens or perceptions of competition for scarce jobs between immigrants and natives can fuel anti-immigrant sentiments, leading to a tightening of immigration policies or even outright xenophobia.

By: David C. Saha and Christoph Skupnik Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: November 5, 2012