Dr. Giacomo Solano
Areas of expertise
Comparative migrant integration policies; labour market integration of migrants; migrant entrepreneurship; quantitative and qualitative methods
Italian, English and Spanish
Head of Research
As Head of Research, Giacomo is in charge of MPG’s research agenda development. He also conducts comparative analysis of migration and integration statistics and policies, for example for CROSS-MIGRATION, MIPEX, European Website on Integration, REGIN and the MEGA network on migrant entrepreneurship.
Giacomo holds a PhD joint degree in Sociology from the University of Amsterdam and University of Milan-Bicocca, with a dissertation on transnationalism and migrant entrepreneurship.
In the past, he worked on labour market integration and entrepreneurship for the European Commission (DG Employment), the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), and Eindhoven University of Technology.