Erik Vickstrom

Erik Vickstrom is Senior Demographer and Group Lead for Demographic and Decennial Research at the U.S. Census Bureau’s Center for Economic Studies and Research Fellow at IZA – Institute of Labor Economics. His research has focused on the configurations and consequences of legal status of African migrants in Europe, the integration of the second generation in Spain, the contributions of emigrant communities to their origin countries, and the measurement of linguistic skills. In addition to his research, Erik has worked extensively overseas on statistical capacity-building efforts in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean, was one of the principal organizers of OECD’s first International Forum on Migration Statistics, and led the revision of the OECD’s Database on Immigrants in OECD Countries (DIOC).