The Regional Science Academy is organising a Special Session at the 60th ERSA Congress on
The Economic Geography of Cross-Border Migration
Zoom session, Friday, August 27, 2021 Time: 10:00 -17:45 GMT+2 (TBC)
Aims & Scope
This Special Session presents a collection of high-quality, authoritative scientific contributions on cross-border migration, written by a carefully selected group of recognized migration experts from around the globe. In recent years, cross-border migration has become an important and intriguing issue, from both a scientific and policy perspective. In the ‘age of migration’, studies on cross-border movements of people continues to rise, while the nature of migration flows – in terms of the determinants, length of stay, effects on the sending and host countries, and legal status of migrants – is changing dramatically.
Based on a detailed economic-geographical analysis, the invited scholars for this special session have studied the motives for cross-border migration, the socio-economic implications for sending countries and regions, the locational choice determinants for cross-border migrants, and the manifold economic-geographic consequences for host countries and regions. Given the complexity of migration decisions and their local or regional impacts, a systematic typology of migrants (motives, legal status, level of education, gender, age, singles or families, etc.) will be provided, together with an assessment of push factors in the place of origin and pull factors at the destination. On the basis of a solid analytical framework and reliable empirical evidence, the contributions have examined the impacts of emigration for sending areas and of immigration for receiving areas, and provides a comprehensive discussion of the policy dimensions of cross-border migration.
- Walls and Fences: A Journey Through History and Economics – Victoria VERNON and Klaus ZIMMERMAN
- Immigration within a US Context: A Drain or Driver of Economic Development? – Steven DELLER, Tessa CONROY and Matt KURES
- Return Migration, Circular Migration and Temporary Migration in a Knowledge Society – Amelie CONSTANT
- Cross-Border Labour Mobility in Europe: Migration Versus Commuting – Angela PARENTI and and Cristina TEALDI
- The Role of Subjective Wellbeing in Cross-Border Migration – Arthur GRIMES and Dennis WESSELBAUM
- The Urban Geography of Segregation – Bruce NEWBOLD
- Complementarities Between Native and Immigrant Workers in Italy by Sector – Ivan ETZO, Carla MASSIDDA and Romano PIRAS
- The General and the Task-Specific Human Capital of Migrants: Host Country Perspective – Maryna TVERDOSTUP and Tiiu PAAS
- The Impact of Emigration on Source Countries – Sucharita GHOSH and Amanda WEINSTEIN