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oikos Young Scholars Economics Academy 2012

  • The Dynamics of Migration

    19-24 August 2012

    Geneva, Switzerland

    The oikos Foundation and The Graduate Institute’s Programme for the Study of Global Migration (Geneva) will convene the second annual Young Scholars Economics Academy on August 19-24, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Migration is a complex phenomenon that has the potential to transform individuals and societies by affecting employment, development, culture, trade, investment, and environment. At the same time, these factors also influence migration patterns and the lives of migrants. While various theories have been proposed to explain the causes and effects of migration, there is still very limited understanding of migration’s dynamics. 

The Academy provides PhD students and young scholars a global platform to identify and advance rigorous policy-oriented research on migration and its multiple causes and effects. We aim to stimulate progress within academic research and to support scholars to publish in leading international journals.

    The programme will encompass graduate student presentations, guest lectures, professional development roundtables and social events.

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    The oikos Foundation and The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva are committed to strengthening excellence within the international academic community in the field of Sustainability Management and Economics. For information on additional oikos young scholars academies in finance, organization theory, entrepreneurship, and development – and other academic projects – please refer to our websites: www.oikos-international.org/and http://graduateinstitute.ch/

  • Topic

    PhD students and young scholars may submit papers or elaborated research proposals on migration in relation to:

    • Remittances and development
    • Poverty and economic inequality
    • Health, education, and saving
    • Climate change and the environment
    • Labor markets and intellectual capital
    • Trade and foreign direct investment
    • Institutional and technological change and innovation
    • Cultural identity
  • Fellow students and internationally well-reputed researchers will give feedback:

                Katrina Burgess, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, USA

                Deepti Goel, Delhi School of Economics, India

               Marcelo Olarreaga, University of Geneva, Switzerland

  • Edo Mahendra

    University of Oxford
    “Trade Liberalisation and Migration: NAFTA and the Case of Mexico-US”

    Ingrid Dallmann

    Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne
    “Climate Variability and Internal Migration: A Test on Indian Inter-State Migration”

    Giulia Bettin

    Università Politecnica delle Marche
    “Does climate change foster emigration from less developed countries? Evidence from bilateral data”

    Lorena Castro

    Stanford University
    “How do Major Sociopolitical Events Shape Attitudes about Assimilation among the Mexican-origin population in the US? Evidence from the 2006 Immigrant Rights Marches”

    Moritz Bonn

    University of Siegen
    “Costs and Benefits of Immigration and Multicultural Interaction”

    Cedric Gorinas

    Aarhus University
    “Reinvestigating the Determinants of Bilateral Migration Flows: The Role of Natives’ Attitudes toward Immigrants”

    Jaime Lara

    El Colegio de Mexico
    “International Migration and Human Capital: The Effects on Mexican Youths”

    Crystal Yi Zhan

    University of California, San Diego
    “School and Neighborhood: Residential Location Choice of Immigrants in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area”

    Janani Thapa

    Texas Tech University
    “Health disparity between immigrant and non immigrant Hispanic population in Rural Communities of West Texas”

    Maroula Khraiche

    Colorado College
    “Brain Gain with Limited Commitment”

    Ehsan Vallizadeh

    Maastricht University
    “The Impact of Medium-Skilled Immigration: A Two-Sector Approach”

    Metka Hercog

    “Experiences in the host countries and return plans”

    Mary Boatemaa Osei Kyei

    University of Ghana
    ” “Where to live” and “How to survive”: Return and Reintegration of Ghanaian migrants”

    Andreas Steinmayr

    University of St. Gallen

    “A Principal Stratification Framework for Estimating the Effects of Migration on Remaining Household Members”

    Bilisuma Bushie Dito

    Maastricht University
    “The Effects of Transnational Child Raising Arrangements on the Wellbeing of Ghanaian Migrant Parents in The Netherlands”

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Excellent program! The 20-minute presentations followed by extensive discussions really worked well. Most participants had read the papers before-hand and therefore could give detailed and insightful comments. I would highly recommend it to PhD students. – Deepti Goel, Asst. Professor, Delhi School of Economics, India


It was a fantastic learning opportunity. I liked the fact that it was composed of various topics from the migration research, allowing us to see the depth and breadth of migration issues. – Bilisuma Dito, Post-doctoral Researcher, Maastricht University, the Netherlands


Excellent – very well organized, great level of participation, nice format with 20-minute presentations followed by student feedback and faculty comments.– Katrina Burgess, Assoc. Professor, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, USA


What a great way to interact with other PhD students, and one of the best feedbacks I have received on my doctoral research. Open and friendly atmosphere to discuss research, amazing organization, and great quality of papers! – Cedric Gorinas, PhD student, Aarhus University, Denmark


This was an incredible experience. I learned a lot and received useful advice on how to improve my PhD work. –Lorena Castro, PhD student, Stanford University, USA