Preparations are underway for the 6th International Conference on Migration and Development, which will be held in Morocco on May 18-19, 2013.
A call for papers is now open, with a January 31, 2013 deadline.
Ifrane (Morocco), May 18-19, 2013.
The French Development Agency (AFD) Research Department, the World Bank Development Research Group (DECRG), the Center
for Global Development (CDG) and the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) are jointly organizing the Sixth International
Conference on “Migration and Development”, which will take place at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. The conference
is devoted to investigating channels through which international migration affects economic and social outcomes of developing
countries. Possible topics include social networks and diaspora externalities, remittances, return migration, migration and the pattern
of trade/FDI, brain drain, migration and institutional/technological change, migration and development in the MENA region, and the
effect of emigration on poverty, inequality, and human capital formation in developing countries. A selection of papers from the
conference will be considered for a special issue of The Scandinavian Journal of Economics.
Giovanni Peri, UC Davis
Yves Zenou, Stockolm University
Submission guidelines and timetable: Submissions of full papers (pdf files) are expected by January 31, 2013. Submissions should be
sent to [email protected]. Decisions will be communicated by February 25, 2013. Travel (economy class) and
accommodation in Ifrane will be covered for participants.
Organizing Committee: Michael Clemens (CGD), Manjula Luthria (CMI), Çağlar Özden (World Bank), Hillel Rapoport (Bar-Ilan
and EQUIPPE), Véronique Sauvat (AFD).
Scientific Committee: Ran Abramitzky (Stanford), Emmanuelle Auriol (Toulouse), Michel Beine (University of Luxembourg),
Michael Clemens (Center for Global Development), Patricia Cortes (Boston U), Frederic Docquier (Louvain), Flore Gubert (DIAL,
University Paris-Dauphine), Hubert Jayet (EQUIPPE, Université de Lille), William Kerr (Harvard Business School), David McKenzie
(World Bank), Kaivan Munshi (Brown), Çağlar Özden (World Bank), Giovanni Peri (UC Davis), Hillel Rapoport (Chair, Bar-Ilan and
EQUIPPE), Imran Rasul (UCL), Dean Yang (University of Michigan), Yves Zenou (Stockholm).