B5R51015 - Population, Migration and development - Cours magistral

How does migration affect economic development in home countries? The literature has long emphasized the role of remittances, and of self-selection (e.g., brain drain) on poverty, inequality, human capital formation or other socio-economic outcomes in developing countries. A more novel trend in the literature is to explore the role of migration networks/diasporas in promoting the economic and cultural integration of source counties into the global economy. This course will combine classical topics such as the brain drain and new approaches around the concept of “diaspora externalities” (i.e., the connections between migration and other dimensions of globalization).

The first part of the course will focus on the brain drain. The second part will investigate the role of diasporas in promoting the economic integration (through trade, financial investments, as well as through knowledge and technology diffusion) of home countries in the global economy. The third part of the course will focus on migration and cultural globalization through social remittances. At a theoretical level we will convey intuitions on the channels at work using simple models. At the empirical level we will discuss the results from selected studies, mixing cross-country comparisons and careful analysis of certain case studies.

The course is organized around a series of lectures with required readings (marked **) and is complemented by students’ presentations, as detailed below. Students must prepare for the class by reading the required articles ahead of the class.

Grading scheme: 50% class participation and group assignments, 50% written final exam.


Informations sur l'espace de cours

Nom Population, Migration and development
Nom abrégé UP1-C-ELP-B5R51015-01
EnseignantsRapoport Hillel
Groupes utilisateurs inscrits Consultation des ressources, participation aux activités :
  • [2019] UFR 02 EES - Matière (M2-S2) : Population, migration and development (groups-matiB5PE1619-2019)
Consultation des ressources uniquement : No enrolled cohort.

Rattachements à l'offre de formation

Élément pédagogique UP1-C-ELP-B5R51015 - Population, Migration and development
Chemin complet > Année 2019-2020 > Paris 1 > UFR 02 : École d'économie de la Sorbonne > Master 2 Recherche Development economics > Semestre 4 > UE1 Cours de spécialisation > Population, Migration and development