[Economics] Economics of Migration


General information

Course name Economics of Migration
Course type Lecture
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Faculty Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences
Examination office Examination office of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences
Short summary This course uses economic theory and empirical evidence to explore the economic drivers and consequences of international migration. It takes a global perspective and analyzes international migration from the perspective of (i) migrants, (ii) destination countries, and (iii) origin countries. The course aims to provide students with an analytical framework and key facts, so they can critically assess related research and make informed contributions to the often controversial policy debates surrounding international migration.

Information about study level

Study level  
Also possible for Suitable for advanced Bachelors (second year)

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

Evaluation Written exam
Frequency Summer term

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
Further information on the teaching language recommended B2

Information about requirements

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Information about course content, reading list and additional information

Course Content
  • 1) Introduction    
  • 2) Determinants of Migration    
  • a. Theories of migration    
  • b. Empirical methods to estimate the causal effects of migration    
  • c. Linking theory and empirics    
  • 3) Migration policies    
  • 4) Impact of Migration    
  • a. Impact of migration on destination countries    
  • b. Impact of migration on origin countries    
  • 5) Final session (July 11): Review and presentation of referee reports
Reading list Will be made available
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