Prof. Dr. Amelie Constant

Affiliated researcher

Research group(s):
8. Population, Development and Labour Economics

Amelie F. Constant is a Visiting Research Scholar at Princeton University, the Woodrow Wilson School and the Office of Population Research. She is the President of the Society of Government Economists, is on the Editorial Board of Applied Economics Quarterly, is an academic member of ATINER, and a member of the European Academy of Sciences. Previously, she was the Program Director of Migration at the Institute for the Study of Labor (2011-2016), and the founding editor of the IZA Journal of Migration (2011-2016). Before that, she was the founding director of DIWDC (2006-2013), a U.S. independent, nonprofit, economics think tank.

Professor Constant's research lies mainly in the economics of migration. She has published close to seventy refereed articles and book chapters and has won several awards for them. She is the co-editor of two books and the first Handbook on the economics of migration; a volume of the Research in Labor Economics Journal, and special issues of the Journal of International Manpower. She has written more than 25 other reports and op-ed pieces on migration issues. Her research has been funded by several foundations and international organisations. As an extra service to the profession, Professor Constant has organised more than sixty international conferences and events with great success.

As a professor, Constant has fifteen years of experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in economics at Georgetown University, the George Washington University, the University of Alabama in Huntsville and Drexel University. She was also the Vice Dean of the Graduate School at DIW Berlin and in charge of the graduate students in DC from 2007-2011. Professor Constant received her Ph.D. in Labour Economics and Econometrics from Vanderbilt University in 1998, and had her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. She has a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Athens, Greece, and an M.A. (DEA) in Economic Development from the University of Paris II, France.

Selected publications by Amelie Constant