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Seminar Public Finance: Migration Theory and Policy (MW23.4)

Content of the Seminar

The seminar will feature topics from migration research with a focus on historical migration events, irregular or non-economic forms of migration and naturalization among others.

In the last couple of years, the number of refugees arriving in Europe hat increased enormously. Similarly, illegal migration has become an important issue for many countries. However, a lot of the literature on international migration focuses on legal, economic migration. In this seminar, we will explore other forms of migration such as refugee seeking and illegal immigration. In addition, we will discuss possibilities and consequences of legalisation and naturalisation of immigrants and explore the historic perspective.

Please note that you will have to read and understand original research papers as a part of this course. Many of these papers employ econometric techniques, and a basic understanding of econometrics, especially of regression analysis, is necessary. If you have not taken any econometrics courses before, we recommend taking "Empirical Methods" (MW24.1) first.


Timeframe

January 2017
Central registration
1 Feb 2017

For those students allocated to this seminar: Meeting and presentation of topics (11.00am, Room 4.157) --> Slides
8 Feb 2017
Choice of preferred topics and a preferred start date (see next item). The preferences serve as the basis for the allocation of topics.
14 Feb 2017 to
21 March 2017
Start of your individual writing period.

You can choose to receive your topic on any Tuesday between February 14 and March 21. After receiving your topic, you have 5 weeks to complete a first version of your seminar paper. The paper will then be refereed by another student within 1 week. After receiving the referee report you have 2 more weeks to improve your paper on the basis of the referee's comments.
10 April 2017 to
15 May 2017
Submission of the final version of your seminar paper (by email to your supervisor).
Soon after
Time plan for the seminar (incl. allocation of discussants)
End of May / beginning June
Seminar (blocked)

Requirements

Basic knowledge of econometrics is required. For example, you should be fine if you attended Empirical Methods (MW24.1) or a similar class at another university / in your BA program.


Guidelines

Guidelines for Seminar Papers and Final Papers

Questions for Referee Reports

Guidelines for Seminar Presentations and Discussions

Slides from the first seminar meeting on February 10, 2015


Schedule for Seminar Sessions

Time
Presenter
Topic
Discussant
Slides

Monday, 29 May 2017, Room SR 309 (Carl-Zeiß-Str. 3)

8.15
Sevil Uzun
FM1 Determinants of Refugee Seeking
Alaa Abdolrahim 
 pdf
9.05
Fabiano Carlo Tagliabue
FM2 Differences between Forced and Voluntary Migrants 
Octavian Gaibu
 pdf
9.55
BREAK
10.10
Mario Morales
FM3 Forced Migration: Economic Integration of Migrants
Vakil Mirzayev
 ppp
11.00
Anahit Harutyunyan
FM4 Forced Migration: Employment Effects in Host Communities I
Saribek Karapetyan
 pdf
11.50
BREAK
12.10
Matthias Oberdörfer
FM5 Forced Migration: Employment Effects in Host Communities II
Mariani Tsostonava
 pdf
13.00
END

Friday, 2 June 2017, Room SR 224 (Carl-Zeiß-Str. 3)

8.15
Vakil Mirzayev
FM6 Forced Migration: High-skilled Refugees and Innovation in the Host Country
Dang Thanh Nguyen
pdf
9.05
Octavian Gaibu
FM8 (Non-)Coordination of Asylum Policy 
Luca Aletti
pdf
9.55
BREAK
10.10
Saribek Karapetyan FM7 Advantages and Disadvantages of Ethnic Enclaves Mario Morales pdf
11.00
Maria Burmistrova
MI4 Effects of Legalization and Naturalization
Oleksandr Liashok
pdf
11.50
BREAK
12.10
Mariami Tsostonava
MI2 Immigration Policy and (Illegal) Migration
Sevil Uzun 
pdf
13.00
END

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, Room SR 308 (Carl-Zeiß-Str. 3)

8.15
Oleksandr Liashok MI1 The Role of Border Enforcement for Migrants' Self-Selection Maria Burmistrova
 pdf
9.05
Dang Thanh Nguyen
MI6 Migration and Social Networks
Fabiano Carlo Tagliabue 
 pdf
9.55
BREAK
10.10
Luca Aletti
MA1 Attitudes Towards Migration: Evidence from Survey Data
Anahit Harutyunyan
 pdf
11.00
Alaa Abdolrahim
MA2 Attitudes Towards Migration: Evidence from Voting Behaviour
Matthias Oberdörfer 
 pdf
11.50
GENERAL DISCUSSION
12.00
END

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