Second Winter School on Migration – Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service in Qatar

Second Winter School on Migration – Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service in Qatar

Deadline: October 15, 2014

Applications are now invited from eligible candidates for the The Second Winter School on the Analytics & Policy Design Of Migration at Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service in Qatar from January 7-11, 2015. The Second Winter School will be led by Oded Stark, Distinguished Research Scholar at Georgetown University

The main purpose of the School is to induce participants to think rigorously, creatively, and in non-conventional ways on various approaches to the modeling of migration choices and consequences, and to demonstrate to the participants how such a thinking process could enrich the spectrum of informed migration policies. Participants will be exposed to the art of economic modeling in general, and to the workings of applied microeconomic theory in particular.

About the Second Winter School

The School’s core activity will be five lectures delivered by Professor Oded Stark. The topics to be covered will constitute a subset of migration-related topics researched by the lecturer, such as integration, migration, and assimilation as responses to relative deprivation; the long shadow of home country variables; migration under asymmetric information; migration, human capital formation, and economic growth; and migration, inequality, and social welfare. Sets of articles related to the lectures will be distributed to the participants in the course of the School.

Participants will be asked to submit an outline of a new paper related to the School’s theme within two weeks of the completion of the School. They will also be invited to contribute to and participate in a future Conference on the Analytics and Policy Design of Migration.


The cost of participation in the School, including return air travel via a direct route, accommodation, and meals, will be covered by the School.


  • School participants should be holders of Ph.D. in Economics earned during 2010-2014
  • Economics Ph.D. students in advanced stages of their dissertation work can also apply

To apply, submit, in a pdf format, your C.V. along with a sample article or a chapter in your Ph.D. dissertation to:

Dr. Ewa Kepinska, Coordinator of the Winter School via e-mail: [email protected]

For more information, visit The Second Winter School at Georgetown University.