Dr G. Solano (Giacomo)
Assistant professor - International Economics
Giacomo Solano is Assistant Professor in Migrant Inclusion at the Nijmegen School of Management, Department of Economics and Business Economics. He is affiliated to the Radboud University Network on Migrant Inclusion (RUNOMI, https://www.ru.nl/runomi/), and he cooperates with the Global Data Lab (https://globaldatalab.org/).
He holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Amsterdam and University of Milan-Bicocca (joint degree). His research interests include social and labour market integration of migrants, migrant entrepreneurship, comparative integration policies, social dynamics in developing countries and social network analysis.
In the past, he worked for the Migration Policy Group (MPG) as Head of Research, the European Commission (DG Employment), the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), and the Eindhoven University of Technology (as post-doc researcher).
- Coninck, D. De & Solano, G. (2023). Integration policies and migrants' labour market outcomes: a local perspective based on different regional configurations in the EU. Comparative Migration Studies, 11 (1):23. doi: 10.1186/s40878-023-00347-y Full text
- Solano, G. & Coninck, D. De (2023). Explaining migrant integration policies: A comparative study across 56 countries. Migration Studies, 11 (1), 75-102. doi: 10.1093/migration/mnac032
- Solano, G., Schutjens, V. & Rath, J. (2022). Multifocality and opportunity structure: towards a mixed embeddedness model for transnational migrant entrepreneurship. Comparative Migration Studies, 10:3. doi: 10.1186/s40878-021-00270-0 Full text
- Solano, G. & Huddleston, T. (2020). Migrant Integration Policy Index 2020. Brussels: MPG/CIDOB
- Solano, G. (2020). The mixed embeddedness of transnational migrant entrepreneurs: Moroccans in Amsterdam and Milan. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 46 (10), 2067-2085. doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2018.1559999
- Solano, G. & Rooks, G. (2018). Social capital of entrepreneurs in a developing country: The effect of gender on access to and requests for resources. Social Networks, 54, 279-290. doi: 10.1016/j.socnet.2018.03.003
- Vacca, R., Solano, G., Lubbers, M.J., Molina, J.L. & McCarty, C. (2018). A personal network approach to the study of immigrant structural assimilation and transnationalism. Social Networks, 53, 72-89. doi: 10.1016/j.socnet.2016.08.007
- 2022 - 2025 GESI: Geography and Social Inequality in Italy, School, Work, Family and Mobility across Marginal and Central Areas
- 2021 - 2024 Whole-Comm: Exploring the Integration of Post-2014 Migrants in Small and Medium-Sized Towns and Rural Areas from a Whole of Community Perspective More information
- 2019 - 2024 HumMingBird: Enhanced migration measures from a multidimensional perspective More information
- 2019 - 2020 Migrant Integration Policy Index | MIPEX 2020 More information
- 2014 - 2018 Changing the mindset of Ugandan entrepreneurs: from Muppets to Gazelles More information