This seminar focuses on the political economy of international economic migration. International cooperation on economic migration is perceived to be difficult to accomplish. While increased migration could generate substantial welfare gains for both Sending and Receiving states, these states are thought to disagree on who should migrate. Sending states resist migration that leads to a brain drain. At the same time, Receiving states welcome these very migrants given that they are likely to be most productive citizens and least likely to become burdens to the Receiving state. Further, while welcoming brain gain, Receiving states resist migration that leads to domestic unemployment through labor replacement. This seminar will examine the Sending and the Receiving states' interests, focusing on the economic impact of migration, and discuss how those interests might be aligned in a way that enhances the welfare of both. The final grade will be based on student's contributions to the class blog as well as class participation.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
There are no offered sections in 2012-13. Please choose a different year.