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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mathias Czaika

Head - Department for Migration and Globalization
Head for Center for Health and Migration

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mathias Czaika

Wing V, Campus West, GF, Room V.E0.01
+43 (0)2732 893-2424
+43 (0)2732 893-4000

Danube University Krems
Department for Migration and Globalization
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30
3500 Krems, Austria


As of 09/2017 Full Professor in Migration and Globalisation, Danube University Krems, Austria

2016 - 2017 Director of International Migration Institute (IMI), Oxford Department for International Development, University of Oxford, UK

2015 - 2017 Associate Professor of Migration and Development, University of Oxford, UK

2010 - 2015 Senior Research Officer, International Migration Institute, University of Oxford, UK




  • Czaika, M. (ed), 2018, High-skilled Migration: Drivers and Policies, Oxford University Press
  • Czaika, M. and C. Vargas-Silva (eds.), 2012, Migration and Economic Growth, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, UK
  • Czaika, M., 2009, The Political Economy of Refugee Movements and Foreign Aid, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, UK



Selected Book Chapters

  • Czaika, M. & C.R. Parsons (2018) High-Skilled Migration in Times of Global Economic Crisis. In: M. Czaika (Ed.) High-Skilled Migration: Drivers and Policies (pp. 20-47), Oxford University Press
  • Toma, S., M. Villares-Varela, & M. Czaika (2018) Internationalization and Diversification of Academic Careers. In: M. Czaika (Ed.) High-Skilled Migration: Drivers and Policies (pp. 20-47), Oxford University Press
  • Czaika, M., & Trauner, F. (2018). EU visa policy: decision-making dynamics and effects on migratory processes. In A. Ripoll Servent, & F. Trauner (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Justice and Home Affairs Research (pp. 110-123). London: Routledge International.
  • Czerna, L. and Czaika. M., 2015, 'Euopean Policies to Attract Talent: The Crisis and Highly Skilled Migration Policy Changes' in High Skill Migration and Recession: Gendered Perspectives (eds. Anna Triandafyllidou and Irina Isaakyan), Palgrave Macmillan
  • Czaika, M. and H. de Haas, 2015, 'Evaluation migration policy effectiveness', in Routledge Handbook of Immigrant and Refugee Studies (ed. Anna Triandafyllidou), Routledge
  • Czaika, M. 2014, 'Refugee Movements', in Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism (ed. J. Stone, R.M. Dennis, P.S. Rizova, A.D. Smith) Blackwell: Basingstoke 


Selected Journal Publications

  • Czaika, M. & S. Orazbayev (forthcoming) The Globalisation of Scientific Mobility, 1970–2014, Applied Geography
  • Czaika, M., H. de Haas & M. Villares-Varela (forthcoming) The global evolution of travel visa regimes - An analysis of the DEMIG VISA database, Population and Development Review
  • Czaika, M & A. Di Lillo (2018) The geography of anti-immigrant attitudes across Europe, 2002–2014, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2018.1427564
  • Czaika, M. and E. Neumayer, 2017, ‘Visa Restrictions and Economic Globalisation’, Applied Geography, 84, 75-82
  • Czaika, M. and C. Parsons, 2017, ‘The gravity of high-skilled migration policies’, Demography, 54(2): 603-630
  • Czaika, M. and S. Toma, 2017, ‘International academic mobility across space and time: the case of Indian academics’ Population, Space and Place, doi: 10.1002/psp.2069
  • Czaika, M., and M. Hobolth, 2016, ‘Do restrictive asylum and visa policies increase irregular migration into Europe?, European Union Politics, doi: 10.1177/1465116516633299
  • Czaika, M. and H. de Haas, 2016, ‘The Effects of Visas in Migration Processes’, International Migration Review, DOI: 10.1111/imre.12261
  • Czaika, M., 2015, ‘Migration and Economic Prospects’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41(1): 58–82
  • Czaika, M., and M. Villares-Varela, 2014, ‘Labour activity choices and the duration of migration episodes: The case of Indian expatriates in the Gulf’, Migration Studies, doi: 10.1093/migration/mnu048
  • Czaika, M. and H. de Haas, 2014, ‘Migration and Globalization: Has the world really become more migratory?’ International Migration Review, 48(2): 283-323
  • Czaika, M. and M. Vothknecht, 2014, ‘Migration and Aspirations: Are Migrants trapped on a Hedonic Treadmill?’ IZA Journal of Migration, 3(1)
  • Czaika, M., 2013, ‘Are unequal societies more migratory?’ Comparative Migration Studies, 1(1):97-122.
  • Czaika, M., and H. de Haas, 2013, 'The Effectiveness of Immigration Policies', Population and Development Review, 39(3): 487–508.
  • De Haas, H. and M. Czaika, 2013, ‘Measuring Migration Policies: Some Conceptual and Methodological Reflections’, Migration and Citizenship, 1(2):40-7.
  • Czaika, M. and J. Spray, 2013, ‘Drivers and dynamics of internal and international remittances’, Journal of Development Studies, 49(10): 299-1315.
  • Czaika, M., and H. de Haas, 2012, ‘The role of internal and international relative deprivation
  • in global migration’, Oxford Development Studies, 40(4), pp. 423-42
  • Czaika, M., 2012, ‘Internal versus international migration and the role of multiple deprivation: Some evidence from India’, Asian Population Studies, 8(2), pp. 125-49
  • Czaika, M., and A. Mayer, 2011, ‘Refugee movements and aid responsiveness of bilateral donors’, Journal of Development Studies, 47(3), pp. 455-74
  • Czaika, M., 2009, ‘The Political Economy of Refugee Migration’, Journal of Economics and Statistics, 229(6), pp. 803-21
  • Czaika, M., and K. Kis-Katos, 2009, ‘Civil Conflict and displacement - Village-level determinants of forced migration in Aceh’, Journal of Peace Research, 46(3), pp. 399-418
  • Czaika, M., 2009, ‘Asylum cooperation among asymmetric countries: The case of the European Union’, European Union Politics, 10(1), pp. 89-113
  • Czaika, M., 2008, ‘Cheap talk in the UN arenas? Some evidence on the impact of UN speeches on aid allocation decisions’, Applied Economics Letters, 15(3), pp. 187-91