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Open Course on Modelling International Migration

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Conférencier : Prof. Michel Beine
Date de l'événement : mercredi 07 juillet 2021 14:00 - vendredi 09 juillet 2021 12:00
Lieu : Room C.16
Campus Kirchberg 6 Rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
1359 Luxembourg

The Doctoral School of Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg
is happy to announce and invite you for the following course:

Doctoral Course on Modelling International Migration

By Prof. Michel Beine



  • Wednesday 7 July : 14h00 – 17h00
  • Thursday 8 July : 10h00 – 12H30 / 14h00 – 17h00
  • Friday 9 July : 09h30 – 12h00



Free but mandatory by email at
Registration deadline: June 20,2021


Course content:

The course will focus on the modelling of migration intentions, a relatively recent type of outcome measure.

The first part will be devoted to the presentation of the migration intentions

  • How can we measure migration intentions?
  • How does it differ from actual migration movements?
  • What are the main determinants of these intentions and how does it differ from findings on actual movements of people?
  • Presentation of the Gallup World Poll survey and presentation of its limitation.

The second part will be devoted to more exploratory issues related to the modelling approach :

  • Failure to account for the hypothesis of independence of irrelevant alternatives (IIA) in the modelling of migration intentions (and movements).
  • Accounting for violations of IIA within the Random Utility framework: a cross-nested approach.
  • Going beyond the RUM model: accounting for attraction effects.


Fichier : Course Outline Modeling International Migration M Beine July 2021 - C16.pdf 195,64 kB
Modelling International Migration