ECONG037 - The Economics of Migration


Migration is one of the key issues in the political and public debate in Europe. It is at the same time one of the most extensively investigated subjects in social sciences. Nevertheless, it is a subject which is very difficult to access, partly due to the complexity of the issues involved.

This lecture series is an introduction to the economic aspects of migration. It is aimed at economics students at the MSc level. It will discuss some of the most important contributions to migration research in economics, and point out links between the different areas of analysis. It will discuss empirical evidence within clearly structured economic models. At every stage, analysis will be linked to the current debate on migration.

Taught by:
Christian Dustmann
Assessment: 2 hours of lectures per week and 4 problem classes with written assignments. The course will be examined by a 2-hour written exam in Term 3
Suitable for:
Graduate students
Prerequisites: Permission from the Economics Department
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