Jasper Tjaden is Professor for Applied Social Research and Public Policy at the Economic and Social Sciences Department at the University of Potsdam and affiliate researcher at the Berlin Social Science Centre. Previously, Jasper worked as Impact & Data Coordinator at IOM GMDAC, research consultant at the World Bank Development Impact Evaluation team and policy officer at the Migration Policy Group. He holds a PhD in Quantitative Social Sciences from the University of Bamberg, Germany and a MA from the London School of Economics and Political Science. During his doctoral studies, he spent one year as a Fulbright scholar at the City University of New York, US, and the Minnesota Population Centre, US.