The oikos Foundation and The Graduate Institute’s Programme for the Study of Global Migration (Geneva) will convene the second annual Young Scholars Economics Academy on August 19-24, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Migration is a complex phenomenon that has the potential to transform individuals and societies by affecting employment, development, culture, trade, investment, and environment. At the same time, these factors also influence migration patterns and the lives of migrants. While various theories have been proposed to explain the causes and effects of migration, there is still very limited understanding of migration’s dynamics.
The Academy provides PhD students and young scholars a global platform to identify and advance rigorous policy-oriented research on migration and its multiple causes and effects. We aim to stimulate progress within academic research and to support scholars to publish in leading international journals.
The programme will encompass graduate student presentations, guest lectures, professional development roundtables and social events. Fellow students and internationally well-reputed researchers will give feedback:
· Katrina Burgess, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, USA
· Deepti Goel, Delhi School of Economics, India
· Marcelo Olarreaga, University of Geneva, Switzerland