Economics of International Migration



Instructions for the briefing note



Friday, October 17th – Rémi Bazillier


An overview of International Migration Flows


Hatton, Timothy J. (2014), The Economics of International Migration: A Short History of the Debate, Labour Economics, pdf.


Ozden, Caglar, Christopher Parsons, Maurice Schiff and Terrie Walmsley (2011): Where on Earth is Every-body? The evolution of global bilateral migration 1960-2000, World Bank Economic Review, pdf.


OECD International Migration Outlook 2013, web.


Why do Individuals Emigrate and Analyzing the size and skill composition of Migration


Clemens, Michael A. 2011. "Economics and Emigration: Trillion-Dollar Bills on the Sidewalk?" Journal of Economic Perspectives, 25(3): 83-106, pdf.


Grogger, Jeffrey and Gordon H. Hanson (2011): Income maximization and the selection and sorting of international migrants, Journal of Development Economics, pdf.



Friday, November 14th – Rémi Bazillier


Analyzing the Determinants of Migration Flows : the role of the Labour Market and Networks


Mayda, A.M. (2010) : International Migration : a Panel data analysis of the determinants of bilateral flows, Journal of Population Economics, pdf.


M. Beine, F. Docquier, C. Ozden (2011), Diasporas, Journal of Development Economics, pdf.


Is there a Welfare Migration ? The role of Social Protection


T. McKinnish (2005) : Importing the Poor : Welfare Magnetism and Cross-Border Welfare Migration, Journal of Human Resources, pdf.


T. McKinnish (2007) : Welfare-induced migration at state borders: New evidence from micro-data, Journal of Public Economics, pdf.


C. Giulietti & J. Wahba (2012) : Welfare Migration, in the International Handbook of the Economics of Migration, pdf.



The role of Migration Policies


F. Docquier, J. Machado, K. Sekkat (2014), Efficiency gains from liberalizing labor mobility, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, pdf.


Fernandez-Huertas Moraga, Jesus, and Hillel Rapoport (2014): Tradable immigration quotas, Journal of Public Economics, pdf.



Tuesday, November 18th - Christine Fauvelle-Aymar


South – South Migration


E. Artuc, F. Docquier, C. Ozden, Ch. Parsons (2014), A global asessment of human capital mobility: the role of non-OECD destinations, World Development, pdf.


Ratha, D., & Shaw, W. (2007). South-South migration and remittances (No. 102). World Bank Publications, pdf.



Monday, November 24th - Christine Fauvelle-Aymar



Impact of Immigration in Destination Countries : the Labour Market



G. Borjas (2005) : The Labor Market Impact of High Skill Immigration, American Economic Review, pdf.


G. Borjas (2003) : The Labor Demand Curve is Downward Sloping : reexamining the impact of immigration on the Labor Market, Quarterly Journal of Economics, pdf.


J. Ortega & G. Verdugo (2014) : The Impact of immigration on the French Labor Market : Why so Different, Labour Economics, pdf.



Tuesday, November 25th - Christine Fauvelle-Aymar


Assimilation and integration of immigrants in destination countries


Algan, Y., Ch. Dustmann, A. Glitz, and A. Manning (2010). “The Economic Situation of First and Second-Generation Immigrants in France. Germany and the United Kingdom.”The Economic Journal. 120(542), F4-F30, pdf.


Teresa Casey and Christian Dustmann (2010), “Immigrants’ Identity, Economic Outcomes and the Transmission of Identity across Generations”, The Economic Journal, 120(542), F31-F51, pdf.


Mayda A.M. (2006), “Who is against immigration? A cross-country investigation of individual attitudes toward immigrants”, The Review of Economics and Statistics, 88(3): 510–530, pdf.




Friday, November 28th – Rémi Bazillier


Impact of Migration in Origin Countries : Brain Drain or Brain Gain ?


Docquier, Frédéric, and Hillel Rapoport. (2012). "Globalization, Brain Drain, and Development." Journal of Economic Literature, 50(3): 681-730, pdf.


Migration and International Trade : Complements or Substitutes


Peter H. Egger & Maximilian von Ehrlich & Douglas R. Nelson, (2012), Migration and Trade, The World Economy, pdf.


Christopher R., (2012), "Do migrants really foster trade ? the trade-migration nexus, a panel approach 1960-2000," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6034, The World Bank, pdf.


The Economics of Remittances


Rapoport & Docquier (2005), The Economics or Remittances, in the Handbook on the Economics of Reciprocity, Giving and Altruism, pdf.


Conclusion : The Future of Migration


Mountford, Andrew & Rapoport, Hillel, (2014). "Migration Policy, African Population Growth and Global Inequality," IZA Discussion Papers, pdf.

Michael Clemens, (2010). "A Labor Mobility Agenda for Development," Working Papers 201, Center for Global Development, pdf.