Economics serving society

3rd International Conference MIGRATION & DEVELOPMENT

Paris School of Economics (PSE), the French Development Agency Research Department (AFD) and the World Bank International Migration and Development Program are jointly organizing the third international conference on “Migration and Development” - 10 & 11, september 2010.

The conference is devoted to investigating channels through which migration affects economic outcomes of developing countries. Possible topics include social networks and diaspora externalities, remittances, return migration, migration and the pattern of trade/FDI, brain drain, migration and institutional/technological change, migration and regional/urban development, and the effect of emigration on poverty, inequality, and human capital (education, health) formation in developing countries.

A selection of papers from the conference will be considered for publication in a special issue of Regional Science and Urban Economics.

  • KEYNOTE SPEAKERS : Marcel Fafchamps (Oxford University), Kaivan Munshi (Brown University), Lant Pritchett (Harvard University).


  • Submission guidelines and timetable
    Submissions of full papers (pdf files) are expected by May 1st, 2010, to the following address: migration-development at
    Decisions will be communicated by June 20, 2010. Travel (economy class) and accommodation expenses for up to three nights in Paris will be covered for participants.
  • Organizers François Bourguignon (PSE), Marc Gurgand (PSE), Sylvie Lambert (PSE), Hillel Rapoport (CID, Harvard University).
  • Program Committee Michael Clemens (Center for Global Development), Frédéric Docquier (Univ. Catholique de Louvain), Flore Gubert (DIAL/Univ. of Paris-Dauphine), Hubert Jayet (EQUIPPE, Univ. de Lille I), Thierry Mayer (Sciences-Po et CEPII), David McKenzie (World Bank), Caglar Ozden (World Bank), Maurice Schiff (World Bank), Antonio Spilimbergo (IMF), Thierry Verdier (PSE), Dean Yang (Univ. of Michigan), Yves Zenou (Stockholm Univ.).