Prof. Dr. Matthias Lücke

Kiel Institute Researcher
International Development, International Migration

Topics: European Union & Euro, Globalization, International Trade, Migration, Europe


Main research interests

  • World trading system and trade policy concerns of developing and transition countries
  • Natural resources and economic development
  • Impact of labor migration and remittances on migrants' home countries
  • Policies for refugee protection and immigration

Matthias Luecke is a senior researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and an adjunct professor at Kiel University. He studied economics at Cologne and London (LSE) and was a senior economist at the International Monetary Fund from 2000 to 2003. His research and teaching focus on migration, development, international trade, and European integration.

Matthias Luecke coordinates the MEDAM project (Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration). In particular, he consolidates research findings and policy analysis into implementable action strategies for EU and member state policies and leads dialogue activities with stakeholders at the European and national levels.

He has been a consultant for various national governments and international organizations.