This PhD course is jointly organised by LISER and CREA (University of Luxembourg) and is part of the MINLAB doctoral programme on migration, labour and inequality funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (PRIDE programme).
Migration is part of humanity's DNA. It has always been a normal and inevitable response to the economic, social, political, security and environmental challenges that have punctuated human history. Yet, workers' mobility in general and international migration in particular are issues that divide public opinion in every country in the world.
This PhD course covers topical issues related to the determinants of international migration, to its implications for sending and receiving countries, and to its effect on the world distribution of income.
It is organised as a set of monthly doctoral lectures given by renowned economists. Each speaker will provide a state-of-the-art analysis of existing methodologies and academic findings in his/her field of expertise. Upon completion of this course, the student will have learnt about the cutting-edge developments in the migration literature and will be asked to write an essay on one of the topics covered.
IMMIGRATION, CULTURE & REDISTRIBUTION
Paris School of Economics
CROSS-BORDER MOBILITY OF STUDENTS
University of Luxembourg
ARE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC INTEGRATION INTERTWINED?
University of Nottingham, CEPR, CES-Ifo and IZA
GLOBAL WELFARE GAINS FROM LABOUR MOBILITY
Dedman College at SMU Dallas
DETERMINANTS OF MIGRATION DECISIONS
BORDERS & THE WORLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION
Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)
GROWTH/INEQUALITY EFFECTS OF IMMIGRATION
University of California at Davis
CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRANTS' INTEGRATION
University of Heidelberg