19 Apr 19 | News

Fifth Workshop on the Economics of Migration gathers promising young researchers

Participants from over twelve countries exchanged research results in different fields of migration economics

The 5th Workshop on the Economics of Migration organised by LISER and the Centre for Population Change (CPC) was held on April 4th & 5th in Luxembourg.  In total, 27 PhD students and early-stage researchers (post-docs and assistant professors with less than 5 years of experience) were given the opportunity to share their work in a constructive environment, as well as to exchange the results of recent research in different fields of migration economics.

Over the two-day period, 14 presentations were given to the diverse group of participants stemming from twelve countries. Studies covered various topics such as: the effect of climate change on emigration; the role of firms in migrants' wage assimilation; the effect of citizenship policies on first and second generation immigrants; the link between commodity prices and immigration in Australia; the effect of an important local climatic shock on worker mobility in Parana, Brazil; etc.

LISER wishes to thank the organisers, Joël Machado, Michele Tuccio and Jackline Wahba and all those who participated in the workshop. Special thanks to the event keynote speakers: Prof. Michel Beine, Prof. Frédéric Docquier and Prof. Christina Gathmann.

Discover the programme of the workshop here