I am the convenor of the course “Political Economy of International Migration”, offered to graduate (IR447) and undergraduate students (IR347) in the International Relations Department and across the LSE. During the academic year 2018/2019, the course will be taught in the Lent Term (LT), on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

In this course, we study different aspects of the political economy of migration. We start with a brief review of the main economic models, we study the main drivers of emigration; the evolution of migration policies from a historical perspective; and how interests, institutions, and public opinion shape the making of migration policies; we discuss international cooperation in international migration; and we devote a large part of the course to discussing emigration policies and the causes and consequences of emigration.