"Defying the law of gravity: The political economy of international migration" by Prof David Leblang

Past Event

07 March 2013, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Queen Elizabeth House
Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB

This special seminar is hosted by the International Migration Institute, an Oxford Martin School Institute

Speaker: Professor David Leblang, J. Wilson Newman Professor of Governance and Chair, Department of Politics, University of Virginia

Summary: This special seminar will address the drivers of international migration. The tremendous variance of bilateral international migrant flows across destination countries and over time is often explained by economic determinants or social conditions.Professor Leblang will discuss the role political environments across destinations plays in influencing bilateral migration flows based on his recent research.

Biography: David Leblang is the J. Wilson Newman Professor of Governance and Chair of the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia. His research focuses on broad questions of political economy and he is presently working on a number of projects related to the politics of international migration, the political consequences of the global financial crisis and the causes and consequences of global commodity price volatility.

Due to limited seating, please register your interest with Ann Cowie: ann.cowie@qeh.ox.ac.uk