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Call for Papers: 9th International Conference on MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute, Florence, 13-14 June, 2016

The French Development Agency (AFD) Research Department, the World Bank Development Research Group (DECRG) and the Migration Policy Centre of the European University Institute (MPC-EUI) are jointly organising the 9th International Conference on Migration and Development”. The conference is devoted to investigating ways in which international migration affects economic and social change in developing countries. Possible topics include the effects of migration on poverty, inequality, and human capital formation; social networks and migration; diaspora externalities; remittances; brain drain; migration and institutional/technological change.

A selection of papers from the conference will be considered for a special issue of The Journal of Economic Geography.

Keynote speakers:

Massimo Livi-Bacci, University of Florence

Gianmarco Ottaviano, London School of Economics

Submission guidelines and timetable:

Submissions of full papers (PDF files) should be sent electronically to migdevconference@eui.eu by January 15, 2016.

Papers should be the standard length of an academic paper and must be in English. Papers submitted should not already be published elsewhere or have been accepted for publication elsewhere at the time of submission. Papers can be co-authored.

Decisions will be communicated by February 25, 2016. Travel (economy class) and accommodation in Florence for up to three nights will be covered for those whose papers have been accepted.

Organizing Committee: Cyrille Bellier (AFD), Rohen d’Aiglepierre (AFD), Philippe Fargues (MPC-EUI), Çağlar Özden (World Bank), Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics and MPC-EUI), Alessandra Venturini (University of Turin and MPC-EUI)

Scientific Committee: Ran Abramitzky (Stanford), Michel Beine (Luxembourg), Michael Clemens (CGD), Patricia Cortes (Boston U), Juan Dolado (EUI), Hein de Haas (Amsterdam), Frederic Docquier (Louvain), Giovanni Facchini (Nottingham), Philippe Fargues (MPC-EUI), Andrea Ichino (EUI), Hubert Jayet (EQUIPPE, Lille), William Kerr (Harvard Business School), Victor Lavy (Warwick and Hebrew University), Anna-Maria Mayda (Georgetown), David McKenzie (World Bank), Çağlar Özden (World Bank), Hillel Rapoport (Chair, Paris School of Economics and MPCEUI), Imran Rasul (UCL), Dean Yang (University of Michigan).

Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2016

Call for papers PDF