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Kiel Institute for the World Economy IfW

February 24-28, 2014
Selected course of the Kiel Institute Advanced Studies Program "International Migration"
Kiel, IfW, Germany
The Kiel Institute offers the possibility of attending selected courses of its Advanced Studies Program. Economics of International Migration - Hillel Rapoport (Bar-Ilan University) International migration is an important aspect of globalization. While migrants represent about 3 percent of the world population, a relatively stable figure, immigrants now represent nearly 10 percent of the population of OECD countries, a twofold increase in just a couple of decades. Another interesting pattern of international migration is that it is increasingly of the brain drain type. The aim of the course will be to present a detailed picture of international migration today, to understand the forces behind the patterns of its evolution, and to analyze both theoretically and empirically the interaction between international migration and other aspects of globalization (trade, FDI, the diffusion of technology and of culture) as well as the way international migration affects the home and host economies. At a theoretical level we will aim at conveying the intuition using simple economic models. At the empirical level we will discuss the results from selected studies. The course will focus on international and growth/development economics issues and will discuss recent policy proposals to liberalize international migration against the background of the recent advances in the economics of international migration. [gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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