Immigration flows are a defining political concern throughout the world, and internal migration is reshaping the political and economic landscape of the developing world. This class aims to bring students to forefront of political and economic research on migration, with a specific focus on the region of South Asia.
Studying the political aspects of migration involves engaging with formal models on the incentives of governments to facilitate or stymie internal and international movement. Studying the economic aspects of migration requires learning about the economic theories underlying location choice. This will continue with studying the role that infrastructure plays in regulating movement.