HUMAN CAPITAL, MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Updated A.Y. 2022-2023
Human capital, migration and development
The aim of the course is to provide students with a theoretical framework and empirical evidence to frame questions relative to how migration (or the lack thereof) has been shaping the economy and the society at large. The course will focus on migration and its effects on sending and receiving countries. Interaction of migration decisions with human capital accumulation will help to understand the (self) selection of migrants and its implication for growth and development.
The main topics covered by the course will be:
Basic models of Human Capital accumulation
Migration and Refugees: data and myths
Determinants of migration: main theoretical framework and available evidence
Impact of migration on countries of origin
Impact of migration on countries of destination
Demography and migration
The fiscal impact of migration
Migration and development
Refugees and Asylum seekers
Students are expected to actively participate to the course through readings, discussions and presentations. These activities will be an integral part of the final evaluation. Data sets are available for students willing to gain experience with hands on analyses.
A detailed reading list will be distributed at the beginning of the course.