Economics of Migration: a NIESR review special issue.

Immigration to EU countries, and migration within the EU, attract increasing attention from the public and media. Yet the economic implications of migration are often lost amidst hot political debate. Moreover, this European focus also overlooks the remarkable growth of within country migration in countries like China and global migration flows in the last two decades due to the improvement of transportation and communication technologies, the rising of educational attainment in low-income countries, urbanisation, and the internationalisation of trade. Migration also has significant impacts on the sending countries communities, through remittances, return migration, for example.

In July 2014 NIESR’s Review will be a special issue on the economics of migration. We welcome empirical papers on issues relating to the causes and consequences of migration and the policy implications for receiving and source countries. These include, but are not confined, to:

  • Social and economic effects of immigrants on the  receiving country (wages, employment, worker productivity, fertility, change of social norms)
  • Social and economic assimilation, adaptation and exclusion of immigrants
  • Impacts of migration on productivity, entrepreneurship, innovation.
  • Ethnic diversity and its effects on different aspects of the receiving economy
  • Attitudes towards immigration
  • The economic impact of migration on the sending countries
  • The determinants and the selection of migration flows across countries
  • The role of migration policies
  • Return migration and its effects on the sending country economy
  • Mobility of international students

We welcome contributions from various sub-disciplines within economics including labour economics, demography, spatial economics, macroeconomics, and political economy.

We are looking for papers of around 8,000 words to be submitted to Anna Rosso (a.rosso [at] (subject: Call%20for%20papers)  ), the editor responsible for the special issue, by end January 2014.

Papers will be sent out to review and those that are accepted will be published in July 2014. Anna would be happy to answer your queries regarding submitting a paper.

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