Thomas Liebig

Thomas Liebig

Senior Migration Specialist
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Thomas Liebig is Senior Migration Specialist in the International Migration Division of the OECD in Paris. Among other tasks, he is leading the work on integration. This has included in-depth country studies on labor market integration in 14 OECD countries as well as international comparative work on the integration of children of immigrants, the integration of refugees, the socio-economic impact of naturalization, discrimination against migrants, the labor market impact of free mobility, and the fiscal impact of immigration. He also manages the joint EC-OECD indicators of immigrant integration and the policy series “Making integration work.” In addition to the labor migration review on Canada, he authored or co-authored reviews on the management of labor migration in Austria, Germany, and New Zealand. He is also in charge of an OECD-wide project that aims at identifying good practices for getting the most out of diversity for businesses and societies at large. Since 2018, he is member of the advisory group for Germany’s demographic projections and in February 2019, he was nominated member of the expert commission on integration capacity by the German federal government.

A German national, Thomas holds a doctorate and an MSc in Economics from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). He also holds an MSc in International Affairs and, following studies at the ESADE (Barcelona, Spain), a CEMS Master in International Business Management. Prior to joining the International Migration Division in 2004, he worked for the OECD’s Economics Department in 2000 and for the Institute for Labour Economics and Labour Law at the University of St. Gallen from 2001-2004. Numerous publications and lectures on migration and integration issues.

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