On March 6th, 2019, Dr. Marc Helbling (University of Bamberg, Germany) gave a guest presentation on Measuring Immigration Policies and their Effects in all OECD Countries.

Dr. Marc Helbling

In doing so, he introduced The IMPIC Project, a newly formed set of qualitative indices for measuring immigration policies across OECD countries based on data gathered from 1980 until 2010 (to be updated with the latest data from 2020). The formation of these indices may have profound effects on the way scholars and policy-makers study and analyse the impact of migration regimes taken up across OECD countries. The IMPIC Project has resulted in a variety of qualitative and quantitative study, including “Controlling immigration? How regulations affect migration flows” (Helbling and Leblang, 2019) and “Migration Policy Trends in OECD Countries” (Helbling & Kalkum, 2018). 

For more information on Immigration Policies in Comparison, please visit www.impic-project.eu

This event was organized by the Centre for European Studies, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, at Carleton University. This event was also made possible with support from the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies. (Co-hosted with Metropolis and Migration and Diaspora Studies).