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Updated A.Y. 2022-2023

Course Description

The desire to pursue better living conditions, to gain personal freedom, to address risks and to escape from natural and human made disasters are behind the large movements of populations that have shaped and will continue to shape the world we live in. Migration is globally at the base of a continuing harsh debate whose outcomes affect our daily live and our future. The aim of this course is to offer the students the basic instruments to understand, from an economic point of view, the reality and the main characteristics of migration, its determinants, the impact that movements of people have on origin and destination countries, including the costs that migration imposes on receiving and sending countries. An in-depth discussion of possible policy interventions to contribute to a sustainable migration will offer the students instruments to assess the current policy debate.

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