Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Workload : Each team is expected to work about 3 hours a week to share results during each session. Pedagogical method : This workshop is based on constant interaction, peer-review, test and learn ; it will use a design thinking approach so that teams can come up with prototypes at the end of the semester. Team work is essential, to make sure this course uses open innovation at its best. Course Description : The 2016 World Development Report (Work Bank) will ask whether the Internet is a force for development. The Internet, Big Data, cloud computing, m-payment, etc., all digital trends will have an impact on development. But how ? Students taking this course will work on projects from A to Z, in groups, trying to invent and develop D4D innovations with an entrepreneurial spirit. They will use the design thinking approach and will present their proposals to potential partners (ﬁrms and international organisations). Required reading : http://www.unglobalpulse. org/sites/default/files/BigDataforDevelopment-UNGlobalPulseJune2012.pdf ; http:// siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTINFORMATIONANDCOMMUNICATIONANDTECHNOLOGIES/Resources/WBG_ICT_Strategy-2012. pdf ; https ://hbr.org/resources/pdfs/comm/microsoft/the_digital_transformation_of_business.pdf ; http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/business_ technology/essays_in_digital_transformation.
ted Powerpoint presentation (35% of the total mark) ; essay of 5,000 words on speciﬁc topics to be written either alone or by group of two participants, and to be provided by mid-April 2017 (50% of the total mark), short note on migration and economic development of a speciﬁc country or region of emigration (15% of the total mark), 2 to 3 pages maximum, to be provided by midMarch 2017. Bonus-malus point for class participation in the discussion and attendance. Pedagogical method : Session 1, 2 and 3 will focus on the basic concepts and data concerning migration movements and migration policies. Other sessions (4 to 12) will concern key issues related to economic aspects of international migration and development. Each of these sessions will start with a presentation by the teachers of basic theoretical knowledge, policy issues and stylised facts (approximately 40 to 45 minutes), followed by 2 presentations ("exposé") by participants of selected articles (10 to 15 mn each) and a general discussion (15 mn). List of articles to be presented will be available by session 2. The allocation will be determined randomly. In addition, essays (around 5 000 words) will have to be produced on speciﬁcs topics. The different subjects will be proposed during session 2. The allocation will be determined at random. Essays will have to be provided by mid-April. Course Description : Basic concepts, deﬁnition and measurement of international migration, sources and nature of available statistics on international migration, content of international data bases. Analysis of migration systems and policies. Impact of migration on trade, growth and productivity. Migration and the labour market : demoeconomic impact, impact on wages and ﬂexibility, sectoral distribution of' immigrant workers, complementarity and/or substitution between immigrants and nationals into the labour market, integration of immigrants and their children into the labour market. Fiscal impact of migration, public opinion and contribution of immigrants to economic development. Economic analysis of the links between migration, remittances and development. International mobility of the highly skilled : measurement and contributions to the debates on brain circulation as well as on the links
ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT : CHALLENGES AND POLICIES
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Jean-Christophe DUMONT (Chef de la Division des Migrations internationales de l'OCDE), Jean-Pierre GARSON (Chef de division des Migrations internationales). Prerequisite : None Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Each seminar participant will