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ÉCONOMIE DES MIGRATIONS - Conséquences des migrations sur le développement économique et défis à l’heure d’un marché du travail globalisé

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Coming soon - Everything you need to know about the 2019 Migration Economics programme will be in the dedicated brochure (courses objectives, topics, structure and references). However, overview, prequisites and Professors are updated and available below.

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From June 24 to June 28, 2019

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Migration is a major aspect of globalization and is increasingly at the center of the public and policy debate. This course aims to present the cutting-edge research on the economics of migration and to provide the tools to contribute to this field. The course is divided in 4 parts :

  • The first part of the course (taught by David McKenzie) addresses the challenge of identifying the microeconomic impacts of migration. It discusses the various channels through which migration has a measurable impact on the migrant household, the key obstacles to being able to attribute effects to migration itself, and different empirical methods that can be used to identify the impacts of migration.
  • The second part (taught by Hillel Rapoport) studies the relationship between globalization and development. It analyzes how migration affects other dimensions of globalization, such as trade, FDI, technology diffusion and the transmission of socio-cultural norms.
  • The third part (taught by Hippolyte d’Albis) focuses on the public finance and demographic effect of immigration for the host countries.
  • The fourth part (taught by Biagio Speciale) investigates the barriers to immigrants’ assimilation.

In terms of methodology, the course combines theoretical modeling in the migration literature with the most recent and rigorous empirical evidence


Graduates in economics with strong theoretical and empirical skills


  • Hippolyte d’Albis is Professor at the Paris School of Economics, associate editor of the Journal of Demographic Economics and the Journal of the Economics of Ageing, and director of the French team of the National Transfers Accounts network. His research aims at understanding the links between demographic and economic variables. Recently, he worked on the macroeconomic impact of non-European migration in France.
  • David McKenzie is a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group, Finance and Private Sector Development Unit. He received his B.Com.(Hons)/B.A. from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University. Prior to joining the World Bank, he spent four years as an assistant professor of Economics at Stanford University. His main research is on migration, enterprise development, and methodology for use with developing country data. He has published more than 100 articles in journals such as the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Science, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Economic Journal, American Economic Journal : Applied Micro, Journal of Econometrics, and all leading development journals. He is currently on the editorial boards of the Journal of Development Economics, the World Bank Economic Review, and Migration Studies. He is also a co-founder and regular contributor to the Development Impact blog.
  • Hillel Rapoport is a Professor at the Paris School of Economics, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He held visiting positions at Stanford University (in 2001-03) and Harvard University (in 2009-11). Since 2008 he is the scientific coordinator of the “migration and development” conferences jointly organized by the French Development Agency and the World Bank. His research focuses on the growth and developmental impact of migration. His other research interests include economic history, political economy, and the economics of immigration and diversity.
  • Biagio Speciale holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Université libre de Bruxelles. He is associate professor (maître de conferences) at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and associate member at Paris School of Economics. His main research interests are in the economics of migration and labor economics in contexts of political instability. He has published in journals such as Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, among others.

Programme Supervisor : Biagio Speciale

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