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Analytics and Policy Design of Migration Winter School in Qatar

Deadline: 15 October, 2013
Open to: candidates internationally who are holders of Ph.D. in Economics earned during 2009-2013, or they are Economics Ph.D. students in advanced stages of their dissertation work.
Venue: Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, from 6 to 12 January, 2014


International migration is one of the most exciting topics to explore in social science research. Why some people leave, why others stay, what are the repercussions of migration for the sending and the receiving economies, for the migrants themselves, and for their families, are themes that invite disciplined inquiry. The main purpose of the School is to induce participants to think rigorously, creatively, and in non-conventional ways on various approaches to the modeling of migration choices and consequences, and to demonstrate to the participants how such a thinking process could enrich the spectrum of informed migration policies.Participants will be exposed to the art of economic modeling in general, and to the workings of applied microeconomic theory in particular.

The School’s core activity will be five lectures delivered by Professor Oded Stark. The topics to be covered will constitute a subset of migration-related topics researched by the lecturer, such as integration and assimilation as responses to relative deprivation; migration and human capital formation; interactions between migration, human capital formation, and economic growth; and migration, inequality, and social welfare. Sets of articles related to the lectures will be distributed to the participants in the course of the School. Participants will be asked to submit an outline of a new paper related to the School’s theme within two weeks of the completion of the School. They will also be invited to contribute to and participate in a future Conference on the Analytics and Policy Design of Migration.

Participants will be expected to arrive on Monday, January 6, 2014, and to depart on Sunday, January 12, 2014. The School will be held at the new campus of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Participants will stay at the Four Seasons Hotel in Doha, Qatar.


School participants should be holders of Ph.D. in Economics earned during 2009-2013, and Economics Ph.D. students in advanced stages of their dissertation work.


The cost of participation in the School, including air travel, accommodation, and meals will be covered by the School.

How to Apply?

Applicants are asked to submit their C.V. along with a sample article or a chapter in their Ph.D. dissertation to:

Dr. Ewa Kepinska
Coordinator of the Winter School


The application deadline is October 15, 2013. Responses to the applications will be provided by October 31, 2013.

For more information please visit the official website.

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