Research Department B1
Head of Research Department
Professor Brücker's current research interests centre on the following topics: international migration, European integration, labour market policies.
Determinants of international migration; 'brain drain', self-selection of migrants, the effects of migration on the labour markets and the welfare state.
Herbert Brücker is Head of the Department for International Comparisons and European Integration at the IAB since 2005 and Professor of economics at the University of Bamberg since 2008. He completed a degree in sociology at the University of Frankfurt in 1986 and attained subsequently his doctorate from the University of Frankfurt in 1994. In 2005 Herbert Brücker received his habilitation in economics from the University of Technology in Berlin. From 1988 to 2005 he held research positions at the University of Frankfurt, the German Development Institute (GDI) and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin. Herbert Brücker was Visiting Professor at the Aarhus School of Business from 2004 to 2005.