Dr. Barbara Dietz

Barbara Dietz is head of the Department of Migration and Integration at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Regensburg and teaches the module "Global Flows: Migration".

Dr. Barbara Dietz
Dr. Barbara Dietz

Module: Global Flows: Migration (International Relations Online)

Module: Migration (East European Studies Online)

Barbara Dietz holds a Master degree in Economics (Dipl.-Volkswirtin) from the University of Munich and a doctorate (Dr. phil.) from the University of Bremen. Currently she is head of the Department of Migration and Integration at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Regensburg. In 1999 she joined IZA Bonn (Institut Zukunft der Arbeit) as a research fellow. Barbara Dietz conducted a series of international research projects. 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 policy and the economic and social integration of immigrants from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union in Germany and the EU.

Selected publications:


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. (2014): Fremde Deutsche. Zuwanderung und Integration von (Spät)Aussiedlern, in: Beer, M. (ed.): Baden-Württemberg – Eine Zuwanderungsgeschichte. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, pp. 172-195.

Dietz, B. (2009): Contemporary Migration Patterns of Russian Jews to Germany, in: Avrum Ehrlich, M. (ed.), Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora. Origins, Experience and Culture. ABC Clio: Santa Barbara California, pp. 386-392.

Journal articles:

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.


Global Flows: Migration