Claas Schneiderheinze

Kiel Institute Researcher
International Development

Topics: Climate, Migration, Emerging Markets & Developing Countries, Europe, Africa


Main research interests

  • Interdependencies between migration and development
  • Migration decision in developing countries
  • Climate and environment-related migration
  • Rural development

Before joining the Kiel Institute, Claas Schneiderheinze completed a Bachelor of Economics in Kiel and a Master of Development Economics in Göttingen. In September of 2016 he joined the Kiel Institute’s Research Center "International Development" as a research fellow and PhD candidate.

He participates in the Mercator Dialog on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM) and his main sphere of activity is African migration. More specifically, he investigates the implications of environmental and demographic change for internal and international migration. Additionally, he takes part in the T20 Task Force on Migration and advises the G20 on regional migration governance.