The program of the course is split in three main parts.
First Part of the course: Migration inflows and lmpact on the Labor Market at destination.
We introduce the students to the methods employed in economic to assess the effects of migration inflows on both origin and destination countries. We present the descriptive statistic concerning migration inflows. We introduce the student to the derivation of the Immigration Surplus
Second Part of the Course: Liberalization, demand side, Brain Drain.
We introduce the students to how evaluate the economic impacts of specific policy changes using as an example the impact that easing borders would have on both origin and destination countries. We introduce the students to the Dixit Stilitz model as to highlight the role that migration inflows would have on the economics through the demand side. We introduce the student to the concept of brain drain with a specific focus on its impact on developing economies.
Third Part of the course Selection and empirical findings on the labor markets of migration inflows:
We introduce the students to the Roy-Borjas model to understands the characteristics in terms, in terms of skills, of migrants. We introduce the students to the empirical literature on the labor effects of migration with a particular aim to describe the identification strategies employed