Barbara Dietz is Associated Researcher, Department of Economics, Leipniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Regensburg and Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), Bonn. She conducted a series of international research projects on the return migration of ethnic Germans from the former Soviet Union to Germany and on migration and remittances in Central Asia. East-West migration. The results of these projects have been published in numerous scientific journals. Additionally she is involved in university teaching, advanced training, and consulting activities.
Her research is focused on: East-West migration, migration and remittances in Central Asia and the economic and social integration of immigrants from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union in Germany and the EU.
Contributions to Books:
Dietz, B. (2017): Ethnic German and Jewish immigrants from post-Soviet countries in Germany: Identity formation and integration prospects, in: Isurin, L., Riehl, C. M. (eds): Integration, Identity and Language Maintenance in Young Immigrants. Russian Germans or German Russians, John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017: 41-67 (with H. Roll).
Dietz, B. (2016): Temporary Labour Migration from Eastern Europe: The Role of Human Capital Investment and Migration Agencies, in: Nadler, R., Kovács, Z., Glorius, B., Lang, T. (eds.): Return Migration and Regional Development in Europe. Mobility against the Stream, Palgrave MacMillan 2016: 131-146 (with A. M. Danzer).
Dietz, B. (2014): Destination Germany: Patterns, Demographic Consequences and Policy Implications of East-West Migration, in: Benelbaz, C./Flavier, H./Gille-Belova O./Jones M. (eds.): Les Migrations Intra-Européennes à l’Aube du XXI siècle. Paris: Pedone, pp. 39-55.
Dietz, B./ Danzer, A. (2014): Labour Migration from Eastern Europe and the EU’s Quest for Talents, in: Journal of Common Market Studies, 52 (2), pp. 183-199.
Dietz, B./ Danzer, A./Schmillen, A. (2014): Showing off to the new neighbors? Socio-economic status, income and consumption patterns of internal migrants, in: Journal of Comparative Economics, 42 (1), pp. 230-245.
Dietz, B./ Aldashev, A. (2014): Economic and Spatial Determinants of Interregional Migration in Kazakhstan, in: Economic Systems, Economic Systems, 38 (3), pp. 379-396.