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Georg Menz

Visiting Scholar 2022-2023

Residency Dates: September 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023


Georg Menz

Georg Menz is the Dragas Chair in International Studies at Old Dominion University. Prior to his current position, he was professor of political economy at the University of London. Menz’s research focuses on comparative political economy and immigration politics in the European context. His main publications have centered around the political economy of European integration, the politics of immigration, comparative political economy, and European party politics.

While at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), Menz will continue research on the future of European integration and the sustainability of current models of political economy in Europe. He will investigate the debates over increasing immigration to Europe, especially those regarding the welfare states, such as the allegations that increased immigration will jeopardize the sustainability of the generous welfare systems in northern and northwestern Europe. More broadly, Menz’ work will examine the question: can European welfare states cope with and accommodate high levels of immigration?

Menz received his Ph.D. in political science from University of Pittsburgh in 2002.

This information is accurate for the time period that the visiting scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Dragas Chair in International Studies, Old Dominion University
  • Visiting Scholar 2022-2023, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Research Project

Exploring the nexus between migration and the welfare state in Europe


Political Science

Areas of Expertise

Welfare State
Social Policy

Select Publications

Menz, Georg. The Resistible Corrosion of Europe's Centre-Left after 2008 (Forthcoming, 2022)

Menz, Georg. Comparative Political Economy: Contours of a Subfield. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Menz, Georg. The Political Economy of Managed Migration: Nonstate Actors, Europeanization, and the Politics of Designing Migration Policies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.