Benutzerspezifische Werkzeuge

The Economics of Migration and Asylum


11th Kiel Institute Summer School

Kiel, Germany, July 3 – 7, 2017


Previous Summer Schools
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1. Motivation

Migration has important economic, political, and social consequences and is at the heart of the public debate across the globe. Recent years have seen a surge in new research that has considerably extended and reassessed our understanding of the far-ranging effects of migration on migrants, their countries of destination, and countries of origin.

The summer school aims to (i) introduce participants to cutting-edge topics in the economics of migration and asylum and (ii) discuss their implications for economic policy. The summer school targets graduate students in economics and related disciplines with a strong academic record and interest in policy issues as well as staff members of policy institutions with a graduate degree. The schedule will allow for plenty of opportunities for students to engage in debates and discuss their ideas and research with faculty and fellow students.

The 11th Kiel Institute Summer School on Economic Policy 2017 is supported by the Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM). MEDAM is an independent European research and consultation project. It aims at identifying challenges and drawing up action strategies for asylum and migration-related policies in the EU and its member states from a primarily economic perspective. Please find more information at:

2. The Speakers

Ran Abramitzky (Stanford)
Toman Barsbai (Kiel Institute)
Herbert Brücker (IAB)
Albrecht Glitz (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Mark Rosenzweig (Yale)
Matti Sarvimäki (Aalto)

3. Fees

The registration fee to attend the summer school is € 680 for graduate students and post-docs and € 1,680 for staff members of policy institutions and all other participants. The fee includes full board and accommodation at the guest house of the Kiel Institute. Participants need to make their own travel arrangements and cover their travel costs. Accepted participants are required to stay for the entire week.

To apply, please download the application form (Word document) and send the completed form together with your curriculum vitae and an (unofficial) course/grade transcript to All application materials must be received by April 30, 2017. Applications sent after that date may be considered via the waiting list


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