Lars is a PhD student in Economic Geography. His main research areas are the economics of migration and labour economics which he analyses both from a theoretical and an applied perspective. Within his PhD research, Lars focusses on recent migration flows into and within the European Union, with a special emphasis on humanitarian migration and its potential and challenges for local economies.
Prior to pursuing his PhD, Lars worked as a researcher at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels, where he analysed European migration and asylum policies and the economics of ageing societies. Lars is still affiliated with CEPS. His profile and policy publications can be found here.
Lars also worked at the European Commission (DG Trade, Impact Assessment Unit) as a Bluebook Trainee and as an economist at the Central Bank of Malta. At the LSE, Lars teaches a course on the Economics of European Integration at the Summer School of the Department of Economics.
Lars holds an MSc in Economics from Tilburg University, an MSc in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in International Economics and Development from the University of Bayreuth.
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