Migration and Development (3) Human Capital Approach to Migration; Economics of Family Migration; Evidence: Micro and Macro Perspectives; Migration Policies.
ECON 475W Migration and Development (3)
This course introduces students to migration in the developing world. What factors influence such migration, and how does migration affect economic development? The course provides a theoretical framework for examining migration (a human capital approach), and takes into consideration aspects specific to migration in the developing world, family considerations, and different types of migration. Immigration and remittances are also considered. The course examines empirical evidence on migration, and considers public policies that seek to influence migration and development.
The course objectives are to provide students with a theoretical framework for examining human mobility and economic development, to examine evidence on migration using that theoretical framework, and to consider policies aimed at influencing migration and development in light of the theoretical framework and the empirical evidence. The integration of these three activities will develop student's skills in economic analysis and the writing aspect of the course will enhance their writing skills.
This course is one os a series of writing-intensive seminars in seven broad areas of economics. This seminar is in the area of economic development, with relevance as well to labor economics. This course may be used to meet major or minor requirements.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.