Economie des migrations internationales

Crédit : 4 ECTS
Langue du cours : anglais

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  • CM : 27 h

Globalization encompasses not only growing international trade in goods and services. It also includes greater international mobility of factors of production, including labour. While international migration played a prominent role in the integration of the world economy in the 19th and early 20th centuries, it was much less significant relative to flows of goods and services and capital over much of the second half of the last century. Recent years, however, have witnessed an increase in migrants flows, particularly of labour migrants.
These trends could well persist in the coming decades, partly because of the pressure due to population aging.
In that context, the question of the impact of international migration on sending and receiving countries is more and more important in the political agenda. This is the case, for instance, within the European Union and in world trade negotiations on the international mobility of service providers. An understanding of the underlying economic mechanisms, as well as a knowledge of basic facts and challenges, is crucial for both policy makers and citizens.
The course intends to study the main economic questions associated to international migration. It will cover the questions of the role of labour mobility in international trade theory and will focus on the impact of international migration for countries of origin. The key relevant economic models will be studied in detail, but particular attention will also be devoted to empirical aspects and recent trends in migration policies.

  • BORJAS G.J., -1999, The Economic Analysis of Immigration, in O. Ashenfelter and D. Card (dir. pub.), Handbook of Labour Economics, vol. 3A, North Holland.
  • OCDE (2009, 2010), International Migration Outlook, Paris.

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