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Advanced Perspectives in the Analytics and Policy Design of International Migration

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Course ID: 2400-ZEWW760 Erasmus code / ISCED: 14.3 / (0311) Economics
Course title: Advanced Perspectives in the Analytics and Policy Design of International Migration Name in Polish: Advanced Perspectives in the Analytics and Policy Design of International Migration
Department: Faculty of Economic Sciences
Course groups: English-language course offering of the Faculty of Economics
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 3.00
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Language: English
Type of course:

optional courses

Prerequisites (description):

The course requires knowledge of intermediate-to-advanced level microeconomics.

Short description:

International migration is one of the most exciting topics to explore in social science research. Why some people leave, why others stay, what are repercussions of migration for the sending and the receiving economies, for the migrants themselves, and for their families, are themes that invite disciplined inquiry. The main purpose of the course is to induce the 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.

Full description:

The course is for MA students.

The course will consist of lectures. Students will be directed to readings as explained under “Literature” below.

The course will be held in an intensive manner: there will be four lectures, each several-hour long, starting at 2 p.m. on May 17, May 18, May 20, and May 21, 2021.

Main themes

Integration, Migration, and Assimilation

Social Preferences and Migration Outcomes

Migration and Human Capital Formation

Migration and Risk Aversion

Other

Bibliography:

Most of the circa 45 readings related to the themes listed above are to be found, under “Publications” in Professor Stark’s website:

http://ostark.uni-klu.ac.at/.

Other readings, if and as needed, will be handed out to course participants during the course.

Learning outcomes:

Following the course, the participants are expected to be more at ease with deciphering theoretical research on migration, and at engaging in such research themselves. Participants will be exposed to the art of economic modeling in general, and to the workings of applied microeconomic theory in particular.

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

The course will be graded on the basis of a written exam with open material. The exam will be held on the last day of the course.

Classes in period "Summer semester 2020/21" (in progress)

Time span: 2021-02-22 - 2021-06-13
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Type of class: Seminar, 30 hours more information
Coordinators: Oded Stark
Group instructors: Oded Stark
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Examination: Course - Grading
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Mode:

(in Polish) zdalnie

Notes:

Dear Students,

Please find below information about a course entitled “Advanced Perspectives in the Analytics and Policy Design of International Migration” that will be offered by Professor Oded Stark in the summer semester of 2021 at the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw.

The course is intended for advanced M.A. students enrolled in the following programs: Finanse, Inwestycje i Rachunkowość (program in Polish), Quantitative Finance, and International Economics (programs in English). The course will be held in English.

Professor Stark is a Professor at the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw and holds professorships and distinguished appointments at other universities. In recent years he has been listed as number one in the RePEc / IDEAS ranking of the top economists in Poland, and among the top 1% in the RePEc / IDEAS ranking of the leading economists in Europe, the European Union, and the world. In 2013 Professor Stark was awarded Doctor honoris causa by the Senate of the University of Warsaw. In 2020 Professor Stark was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Government of Poland. He is the author of several books that met with international acclaim, and of numerous publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Lectures given by Professor Stark are well received by students, partly because of his charisma, openness, and non-standard way of teaching. Professor Stark is also of the habit of offering doctoral scholarships and research assistantships to his best students. More information about Professor Stark can be found at http://ostark.uni-klu.ac.at/.

The participation requirements are knowledge of intermediate-to-advanced level microeconomics. The main purpose of the course is to induce the 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. The course will be held in an intensive manner during May 17, May 18, May 20, and May 21, 2021: four lectures of three hours each (from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.). Passing the course is equivalent to gaining 30 hours of an elective course.

M.A. students accorded the highest grade in the exam of the course increase their chances of a successful application for Ph.D. studies at the Faculty of Economic Sciences, and of writing a Ph.D. thesis under the supervision of Professor Stark.

Registration for the course can be done via USOS as well as via e-mailing to dr hab. prof. ucz. Agata Górny a.gorny@uw.edu.pl. Registration for the course starts on January 12, 2021.

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