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

„As a Department for Migration and Globalisation, we aim to make a significant contribution to promoting the general understanding of migration as a complex social phenomenon and social reality, thereby supporting public acceptance and the political ability to act for migration-related challenges and opportunities.“

About the person

2008 PhD in Economics (summa cum laude), Department for International Economic Policy, University of Freiburg, Germany

Projects (Extract Research Database)

Publications (Extract Research Database)

Adovor, E.; Czaika, M.; Docquier, F.; Moullan, Y. (2021). Medical brain drain:how many, where and why? Journal of Health Economics, 76:

Czaika, M.; Neumayer, E. (2020). On the negative impact of time zone differences on international tourism. Current Issues in Tourism, 23 (10): 1181-1185

Czaika, M.; Reinprecht, C. (2020). Drivers of migration. A synthesis of knowledge. International Migration Review, No. 163: 1-45

Czaika, M. (2020). National Migration Policy: Nature, Patterns and Effects. In: Bastia, T.; Skeldon R., Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development: 298-309, Routledge, London

Czaika, M.; Kraler, A. (2020). Refugees. In: Stone, J.; Dennis, R.; Rizova, P.; Hou, X., The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism: 321-348, Wiley Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ

Natter, K.; Czaika, M.; de Haas, H. (2020). Political party ideology and immigration policy reform: an empirical enquiry. Political Research Exchange, 2 (1):, Taylor&Francis

Bijak, J.; Czaika, M. (2020). Assessing Uncertain Migration Futures: A Typology of the Unknown. QuantMig Project Paper, No. 1.1: 1-30

Carling, J.; Czaika, M.; Bivand Erdal, M. (2020). Translating migration theory into empirical propositions. QuantMig Project Paper, No. 1.2: 1-30

De Haas, H.; Czaika, M; Flahaux, M. L.; Mahendra, E.; Natter, K.; Vezzoli, S.; Villares-Varela, M. (2019). International migration: Trends, determinants and policy effects. Population and Development Review, 8. Oktober 2019:

Czaika M.; Rössl L.; Pfeffer T.; Altenburg F. (2019). Migration & Integration 8: Dialog zwischen Politik, Wissenschaft und Praxis. Edition Donau-Universität Krems, Krems

Czaika, M. (2019). High-skilled Migration Policies. In: Czaika M.; Rössl L.; Pfeffer T.; Altenburg F., Migration & Integration 8: Dialog zwischen Politik, Wissenschaft und Praxis: 17-32, Edition Donau-Universität Krems, Krems

Czaika, M.; Rössl, L. (2019). Einleitung. In: Czaika, M.; Rössl, L.; Altenburg, F.; Faustmann, A.; Pfeffer T., Migration & Integration 7: Dialog zwischen Politik, Wissenschaft und Praxis: 9-16, Edition Donau-Universität Krems, Krems

Czaika, M.; Godin, M. (2019). Qualitative Comparative Analysis for migration and development research. Mignex Project Paper, No. 2.2: 1-32

Rössl, L.; Czaika, M. (2019). Einleitung. In: Czaika M.; Rössl L.; Pfeffer T.; Altenburg F., Migration & Integration 8. Dialog zwischen Politik, Wissenschaft und Praxis: 9-16, Edition Donau-Universität Krems, Krems

Czaika, M.; Di Lillo A. (2018). The geography of anti-immigrant attitudes across Europe, 2002–2014. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2018: 2453-2479, 10.1080/1369183X.2018.1427564

Czaika, M.; Orazbayev, S. (2018). The Globalisation of Scientific Mobility, 1970–2014, Applied Geography . Applied Geography, 96: 1-10,

Czaika, M.; de Haas, H., Villares-Varela, M. (2018). The global evolution of travel visa regimes - An analysis of the DEMIG VISA database. Population and Development Review, 44, 3: 589-622,

Czaika, M. (2018). High-skilled Migration: Drivers and Policies. Oxford University Press, Oxford

Czaika, M.; Baatz, U. (Hg.) (2018). Wer nicht arbeiten will, soll auch nicht essen. Auf dem Weg zu einer globalen Gesellschaft der Überflüssigen? Tagungsband zum Symposion Dürnstein 2018. tredition GmbH, Hamburg

Czaika, M. (2018). Conclusion. In: Czaika, M., High-Skilled Migration: Drivers and Policies: 360-366, Oxford University Press, Oxford

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Lectures (Extract Research Database)

Migration decision-making and its four key dimensions

Migration & Cognition Workshop, 15/12/2020

Translating migration theory into empirical propositions

Translating migration theory into empirical propositions, Population Europe, 11/12/2020

Preparing for Uncertain Migration Futures

NATIONAL EMN CONFERENCE 2020 Forecasting the Future of Global Migration, 29/09/2020

The evolution and diffusion of assisted return programmes in Europe since the 1970s

Crossing Borders – Perspectives in Migration Research, 6th Biennial Conference on Migration and Integration in Austria, 17/09/2020


BIM Seminar Series - Berlin Institut für Integration und Migration, Deutschland, 18/11/2019

Migrationsforschung im Kontext globalen Wandels

Antrittsvorlesung Donau-Universität Krems, 30/10/2019

Migration von Hochqualifizierten

Dialog Forum Donau-Universität Krems, Österreich, 26/08/2019

Migration in the context of Globalisation, Development and Inequality

IOM Slovakia Bratislawa, Slowakei, 22/08/2019

Water foot print - from today to 2050

Forum Alpbach, Alpbach, Österreich, 19/08/2019

High-Skilled Migration-Drivers and Policies

Koc Universität Istanbul, Türkei, 03/07/2019

Determinants of international research collaborations 1973-2013

IMISCOE Jahreskonferenz Malmö, Schweden, 26/06/2019

Migration drivers and decision-making

Environmental Non-Migration Konferenz TU Dresden, Dresden, Deutschland, 20/06/2019

Visa policy regimes: evolution and effects

EMN Konferenz, Riga, Lettland, 17/04/2019

Strategische Ressource Humankapital

Strategischer Führungskräftelehrgang, Schloss Reichenau, Reichenau an der Rax, Österreich, 23/03/2019

The globalisation of scientific mobility and research collaborations

SciMo Konferenz, German Center for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), Hannover, Deutschland, 20/02/2019

"Die Zäune hoch, die Grenzen dicht"

Faculty Talk "Die Zäune hoch, die Grenzen dicht", 15/01/2019

Between "Fortress Europe" and the "Global Competition for Talent" – a challenge for migration policy-making

Festvortrag Donau-Universität Krems, Krems an der Donau, Österreich, 30/11/2018

Evaluating Migration Policy Effects

European Commission-Iran Migration Conference, Isfahan, Iran, 27/11/2018

Die Bedeutung der Forschung im Migrationsbereich

Jubiläumsveranstaltung des EMN-Kontaktpunktes Österreich, Wien, Österreich, 21/11/2018

Skill-selective migration policy instruments

Ministry of Development and Innovation, Warschau, Poland, 08/11/2018

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