Thomas Liebig | Jean-Christophe Dumont

Head International Migration Division, OECD

About Thomas Liebig | Jean-Christophe Dumont

Jean-Christophe Dumont has been the Head of the International Migration Division in the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD since 2011. He joined the OECD Secretariat in 2000 to work on international migration issues. He oversees the OECD annual flagship publication on migration; International Migration Outlook and numerous publications on the economic impact of international migration, as well as on migration management and the labour market integration of immigrants and their children in OECD countries. He has also worked on migration and development issues and on the international mobility of health workers. He holds a PhD in development economics from the University Paris IX-Dauphine and was a research fellow at Laval University, Quebec, Canada.

Jean-Christophe Dumont dirige la Division des migrations internationales à la Direction de l’Emploi, du Travail et des Affaires sociales à l’OCDE depuis 2011. Il a rejoint le Secrétariat de l’OCDE en 2000 pour travailler sur les migrations internationales. Il dirige la publication annuelle de l’OCDE sur les Perspectives des migrations internationales ainsi que de nombreuses publications sur l’impact économique des migrations internationales, la gestion des flux migratoires et l’intégration des immigrés et de leurs enfants dans les pays de l’OCDE. Il a également travaillé sur les liens entre migration et développement et la mobilité internationale des personnels de santé. Il est détenteur d’un doctorat en économie du développement de l’Université Paris IX-Dauphine et a été chercheur à l’Université Laval, Québec, Canada.


Thomas Liebig is Senior Migration Specialist in the International Migration Division of the OECD in Paris, where he is in charge of the work on the integration of immigrants and their children. Among other projects, he led in-depth country studies on integration in 17 OECD countries as well as international comparative work on a broad range of topics related to migration and integration. He has also been in charge of an OECD-wide project that aims at identifying good practices for getting the most out of diversity for businesses and societies at large. Since 2018, he is member of the expert group for demographic projections of the German Federal Statistical Office and in February 2019, he was appointed member of the expert commission on integration capacity by the German federal government.

A German national, Thomas holds a doctorate and an MSc in Economics from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). He also holds an MSc in International Affairs and, following studies at the ESADE (Barcelona, Spain), a CEMS Master in International Business Management. Prior to joining the International Migration Division in 2004, he worked for the OECD’s Economics Department in 2000 and for the Institute for Labour Economics and Labour Law at the University of St. Gallen from 2001-2004.

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