Migration and Economic Development: Does Foreign Aid Affect the Decision to Migrate?

15 Jul 2019

Does economic development in poor countries cause more migration, or less? What are the effects on economic development on emigration in the countries of origin? One of three public lectures on the EU’s asylum and immigration dilemmas, this seminar will discusses the migration-development nexus in a global context from the perspective of a country of origin.

16:00
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17:30
24105 Kiel
Institut für Weltwirtschaft
Fence

Does economic development in poor countries cause more migration, or less? What are the effects on economic development on emigration in the countries of origin? These seemingly simple questions are extremely important to the future of migration policy—especially in light of the recent “migration crises” as many donor countries seek ways to deter migration through the provision of development assistance. The lecture will address the migration-development nexus in a global context from the perspective of a country of origin.

The seminar is organized and hosted by the Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM) and the Kiel University’s Department of Political Science.