Economics of Migration

7.5 credits

This course examines the theoretical and empirical models developed to study the economic impact of immigration. During the course students will be introduced to economic models that explain why people migrate and who migrates, how immigration affects labour market outcomes of native-born workers, the labour market performance of immigrants in the host country, and mechanisms of ethnic segregation. The course will also examine theories and empirical models of ethnic discrimination and the extent to which the economic impact of immigration persists across generations. Finally, the course explores theoretical and empirical models of immigrant self-employment and immigrants’ utilization of welfare.

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Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.

What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!