Dirk Godenau is Professor at the Department of Applied Economics, La Laguna University (Tenerife, Spain). He conducts research on labor migration, economic dimensions of migration, local labor markets, and migration and insularity. Scientific director of OBITEN (Observatory of Migration in Tenerife) and Spanish team coordinator of “Treatment of third-country nationals at the External borders of Europe” (ICMPD) and “Demographic and migration trends in ultra-peripheral regions in Europe: economic, social and territorial cohesion” (INED). He is the author of “Irregular migration in Spain since the turn of the millennium: development, economic background and discourses” (Migration Research Group Hamburgisches WeltWirtschaftsInstitut, 2010); “An Institutional Approach to Bordering in Islands: The Canary Islands on the African-European Migration Routes” in Island Studies Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1, (2012) and “Labour market integration of immigrants in times of economic crisis in Germany and Spain: same crisis, different effects” (Comparative Population Studies, forthcoming).