Michaelmas Term 2017

Refugees and the Economy

Thursdays 14:00 - 15:30
Seminar Room, The Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6QS

COMPAS Seminar Series, Thursdays, Michaelmas Term 2017

Close to 65 million people around the world have been forcibly displaced from their homes. There were over one million asylum claims in European countries last year and the number of asylum applications in the UK increased by 70% from 2010 to 2016. These developments have spurred a growing interest in exploring the economic and social outcomes of refugees and their impact on hosting economies.

This seminar series brings together some of the top experts on the socio-economic integration of refugees to explore these topics in detail. The speakers include practitioners and academics who have worked extensively on issues relating to refugees in both developed and developing countries.

The seminar series is part of the project The Economic Integration of Refugees in the UK funded by The Nuffield Foundation.

Seminars

12 October

Refugees’ right to work and access to labour markets

Panel discussion with Roger Zetter (Oxford), Jessica Hagen-Zanker (Research Fellow, ODI) and Geertrui Lanneau (Senior Regional Specialist on Labour Mobility and Human Development, IOM-Brussels).

19 October

Understanding the economic outcomes of refugees in the UK

Isabel Ruiz, Fellow in Economics, Harris Manchester College

26 October

Using market design to improve refugee resettlement

Alex Teytelboym, Associate Professor, Department of Economics at the University of Oxford

02 November

The local environment shapes refugee integration: evidence from post-war Germany

Sebastian Till Braun, Reader in Economics at St Andrews

09 November

The impact of the asylum process on long-term refugee integration

Dominik Hangartner, Associate Professor in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science

16 November

Facilitating the integration of refugees in the UK’s labour market

Panel discussion with Roy Millard (Manager, South East Strategic Partnership for Migration), Siân Sanders (Community Cohesion Regional Co-ordinator, Cardiff & the Vale of Glamorgan) and Peter Grady (Senior Legal Officer, UNHCR-London).

23 November

Who Benefits from Host Country Investments? A Comparison of Different Types of Migrants

Neli Demireva, Senior Lecturer at University of Sussex

30 November

Asylum Policies and the Labour Market Integration of Refugees across Europe

Francesco Fasani, Reader at the School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary University of London

Refugees and the Economy

Michaelmas Term 2017

Talking Oxford

Trinity Term 2017

Migration Research – where next?

Michaelmas Term 2016

Wellbeing and Migration in the UK

Michaelmas Term 2015

Arrival Cities

Michaelmas term 2014

Borders of the welfare state

Trinity term 2014

Boundaries of Freedom

Hilary term 2014

Rethinking Migration

Trinity term 2013

Migration Journeys

Seminar Series Michaelmas 2012

Everyday multiculturalism

Seminar Series Trinity 2012

Gender, Migration and Citizenship

Gender, Migration and Citizenship

Seminar Series Michaelmas 2009

Immigration and Low-wage Labour Markets

Immigration and Low-wage Labour Markets

Seminar Series Hilary Term 2009

Migration, Welfare and Inequalities

Migration, Welfare and Inequalities

Seminar Series Michaelmas Term 2008

Migration and Cultural Production

Migration and Cultural Production

Seminar Series Trinity Term 2008

Critical Epistemologies of Migration

Critical Epistemologies of Migration

Seminar Series Hilary Term 2008

New Trends in Contemporary Migration

New Trends in Contemporary Migration

Seminar Series Michaelmas Term 2007

Perspectives on African Migration

Perspectives on African Migration

Seminar Series Trinity Term 2007

States and Emigrants

States and Emigrants

Seminar Series Trinity Term 2006

Racism and the new immigration: theories and practices

Racism and the new immigration: theories and practices

Seminar Series Michaelmas Term 2005

The Anthropology of Migration and Multiculturalism

The Anthropology of Migration and Multiculturalism

Seminar Series Trinity Term 2005

Contemporary International Migration – Key Issues

Contemporary International Migration – Key Issues

Seminar Series Hilary Term 2005