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IV Summer School in Public Economics: Immigration and Public Policy

Keynote Speaker: George Borjas (Harvard University)

Keynote Speaker: Leah Platt Boustan (UCLA)

Inicio: julio 04, 2011 Final: julio 08, 2011

“SALA DE RECEPCIONS” (Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona)


The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB) is pleased to announce its IV Summer School in Public Economics that will be devoted to immigration and public policy. Within this broad theme there will be two parts: the economic effects of immigration, and the consequences of segregation (along the racial or ethnic dimension). The objective of the course is twofold: to offer an intensive training program for interested PhD students, and to provide young scholars with the opportunity to discuss their own ongoing research with leading researchers in the field in a relaxed and open atmosphere. Students will have the opportunity to present their research work at sessions attended both by the invited lecturers, the organizing committee and IEB researchers.

The economic effects of immigration (George Borjas)

Labor market impact: theory and geography-based studies

Labor market impact: structural methods

Reconciling the approaches

The economic benefits from immigration

Economic assimilation and immigrant selection


The consequences of segregation (Leah Platt Boustan)

How to measure residential segregation

Causes of residential segregation:

  • I: Self-segregation, collective exclusion or individual mobility?
  • II: Political economy factors

Consequences of residential segregation: Estimating causal effects, spatial mismatch, neighborhood effects

Immigration and immigrant enclaves

Policy solutions to residential segregation: Place-based vs. people-based solutions, indirect alternatives


Workshop sessions will take place in the afternoon, including students’ presentations.

Scientific Committee

Matz Dahlberg (Uppsala University & IEB)

Peter Fredriksson (Stockholm University)

Jordi Jofre-Monseny (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)

Esteve Sanromà (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)

Albert Solé-Ollé (University of Barcelona & IEB)

Javier Vázquez-Grenno (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)


Organizing Committee

Matz Dahlberg (Uppsala University & IEB)

Peter Fredriksson (Stockholm University)

Jordi Jofre-Monseny (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)

Javier Vázquez-Grenno (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)


Deadline for application: April 8, 2011

Deadline for acceptance of application: April 29, 2011

Deadline for non presenters registration: June 17, 2011

Application procedure

Send your CV and a one-page description of the topic of your PhD dissertation to


If you intend to present a paper, please attach an extended abstract (or preferably the entire paper).


Only PDF files will be considered.


A letter of support from your PhD supervisor must be sent by post (see address below).