Katrin is a research fellow at UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University. She holds a PhD in Public Policy and Policy Analysis from Maastricht University, a MSc in Public Policy and Human Development from the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and a Diplom in Economics from the University of Trier. Since 2010, she has been working as a researcher on a variety of projects in the field of migration using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Among these were evaluations of programmes and policies, migration profiles and mappings as well as extensive literature reviews. Her main research interests are in migration and development, specifically labour migration and the interlinkages of migration and private sector development.