We conduct independent research into significant challenges to the economy, society and the welfare state in a global world.


The ROCKWOOL Foundation Berlin Institute for the Economy and the Future of Work (RFBerlin) provides new knowledge to inform and raise the standard of public debate, and to create the best possible basis for policy making.

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

Research publications

Upcoming events

RFBerlin regularly hosts events to promote scientific research and collaboration.

RFBerlin event

27 Mar – 28 Mar 2023

RFBerlin Workshop


RFBerlin research and researchers are regularly featured in the press.

Global Migration Information Hub Press

21 Apr 2023 • VoxEu

VoxEU Columns summarises work by Director Christian Dustmann, Francesco Fasani, Xin Meng, Luigi Minale on Migration and households’ risk diversification
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Call for paper

17 Apr 2023 • Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics

CALL FOR PAPERS – AASLE 2023 Conference
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Articles Global Migration Information Hub Press

14 Apr 2023 • Weekendavisen

The Danish newspaper Weekendavisen covered work on neighbourhood gangs by Christian Dustmann, Mikkel Mertz and Anna Okatenko
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