Applied Migration and Development Economics

Guest Instructor: 
Sulin Sardoschau
Time I: 
04:00pm to 08:00pm
Venue I: 

What is the effect of migration on economic development? In this course, we will look at the effects of international and regional migration on the diffusion of knowledge, the integration of countries into global markets through trade and FDI, as well as other diaspora externalities relevant to economic development. Synthesizing the conclusions of a number of seminal studies in the field and analyzing their empirical strategies, we will identify and critically evaluate various channels through which migration can alter the economic development of sending and receiving countries. There will be deep-dives into various papers, where students prepare referee reports and presentations on migration and development economics. The module “Econometric Methods” or equivalent knowledge is recommended. “Applied Migration and Cultural Economics” is a plus.

Given the ongoing pandemic situation, this semester the course will take place online. More information about access to the course platform will be uploaded after October 15th.

Reading list will be provided at the beginning of the semester.

Portfolio exam (referee reports, presentations, term paper) or written exam (90 min.). This will be decided depending on the size of the class.

Fall 2020
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin