1st Summer School on the "Economics of Migration"

The Global Migration Center, joint with University of California Alianza MX, organized the 1st Summer School on the "Economics of Migration" on September 6-9, 2022, in Sonoma, CA.

The 1st Summer School on the Economics of Migration lasted for four days and took place at Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma, CA, from September 6th to September 9th, 2022.

In the morning, each faculty member delivered a lecture on the frontier of research in their specific topic. In the afternoon, students presented their own research ideas or drafts and received feedback from faculty. The school's atmosphere encouraged conversation and feedback in small groups. Students and faculty shared meals together, fostering the development of mentoring relationships and networks among peers.

Faculty and Topics: 

  • Tuesday, Sept. 6th: Giovanni Peri (UC Davis): Immigrants, firms and labor markets (Syllabus)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 7th: Enrico Moretti (UC Berkeley): Human capital mobility and economic agglomerations (Syllabus)
  • Thursday, Sept. 8th: Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes (UC Merced): Policies and integration of immigrants (Syllabus)
  • Friday, Sept. 9th: Santiago Pérez (UC Davis): Selection and economic success of migrants and 2nd generation

Twenty-two students participated in the 1st Summer School, including Economics PhD Students enrolled in US and Mexican institutions, in their 2nd-6th year, as well as Post-Docs beginning to work on a research plan. Thanks to the generous support of University of California Alianza MX, admitted students had their stay at the Ranch, meals, and classes fully covered. 

Here are some snapshots of the activities:

1st Summer School Activities


Funding graciously provided by University of California Alianza MX.