RFBerlin’s research has a strong economic focus, with an emphasis on applied and data driven research on significant and relevant challenges to the welfare state in a global world. Our work is carried out impartially and based on objective scientific principles, adhering to the highest standards of academic excellence. The goals of our research are to inform, to raise the standard of public debate and to create the best possible basis for political decision making.

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RFBerlin’s research agenda is organised into 3 main themes.

Equity, Inclusion & Opportunity
Equity, Inclusion & Opportunity
Migration & Global Collaboration
Migration & Global Collaboration
Technology, Trade & Human Capital
Technology, Trade & Human Capital

Discussion papers

No. 12/24 - May 2024

The Relationship between Social Capital and Migrant Integration, Ethnic Diversity, and Spatial Sorting

Matthew Roskruge, Jacques Poot

No. 11/24 - April 2024

Public and Parental Investments, and Children’s Skill Formation

Miriam Gensowski, Rasmus Landersø, Philip Dale, Anders Højen, Laura Justice, Dorthe Bleses


No. 09/24 - March 2024

[Sample publication] Immigrant Diversity and Long-Run Development

Luigi Minale, Rudi Rocha, Bruno Vigna

No. 08/24 - February 2024

[Sample publication] Global Labor Market Power

Luigi Minale, Rudi Rocha, Bruno Vigna