Winter School on the Analytics and Policy Design of Migration

Deadline:  October 15, 2016

Venue: 03– 07 January 2016, Georgetown University, Qatar


International migration is one of the most exciting topics to explore in social science research. Why some people leave, why others stay, what are the repercussions of migration for the sending and the receiving economies, for the migrants themselves, and for their families, and which policies to enact when influencing migration is deemed desirable from a social welfare point of view are themes that invite disciplined inquiry.

The main purpose of the School is to induce participants to think rigorously, creatively, and in non-conventional ways on various approaches to the modeling of migration choices and consequences, and to demonstrate to the participants how such a thinking process could enrich the spectrum of informed migration policies. Participants will be exposed to the art of economic modeling in general, and to the workings of applied microeconomic theory in particular.

The School will be held at the campus of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar.

Participants will stay at the Four Seasons Hotel in Doha, Qatar(link is external).


School participants should be holders of Ph.D. in Economics earned during 2012-2016 or Economics Ph.D. students in advanced stages of their dissertation work.


The cost of participation in the School, including return air travel via a direct route, accommodation, and meals will be covered by the School.

Application process

Applicants are asked to submit, in a pdf format, their C.V. along with a sample article or a chapter in their Ph.D. dissertation to:

Dr. Ewa Kepinska
Coordinator of the Winter School

The application deadline is October 15, 2016. Responses to the applications will be provided by October 31, 2016.

The official web-page.

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