First NOVAFRICA PhD Workshop on Migration and Development

The 1st NOVAFRICA PhD Workshop on Migration and Development is organized by the NOVAFRICA knowledge center at the Nova School of Business and Economics to give doctoral students the opportunity to share their work with other early-stage researchers and renowned speakers. The workshop will take place before the 2016 NOVAFRICA Conference on Economic Development in Africa to maximize networking opportunities for workshop participants.

The plenary speakers will be Cátia Batista (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), Marta Bronzin (International Organization for Migration), and David McKenzie (World Bank).

Invitation to submit:

We are looking for contributions on the economics of migration in the development context. Topics of interest include but are not limited to brain drain vs. brain gain; the effects of financial and immaterial remittances such as political attitudes and social norms; the determinants of migration out of developing countries; the effects of migration on entrepreneurship creation, labor markets, and international trade; migration and poverty alleviation; the impact of social networks of migrants.

Submission timetable:

Submissions of full papers (PDF files) are expected by April 30, 2016. Decisions will be communicated by May15, 2016.

Submission guidelines:

Please email your submission with the subject “1st PhD Workshop on Migration and Development” to

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