The organizing committee invites the submission of high-quality academic papers that use different datasets (administrative, survey, experimental) on topics related to the voluntary and forced international migration.
On May 17, 2021, the University of Lille is hosting the 5th edition of the conference “Understanding Voluntary and Forced Migration” (https://lillemigration.univ-lille.fr).
The organizing committee invites the submission of high-quality academic papers that use different datasets (administrative, survey, experimental). Topics related to the voluntary and forced migration include, but are not limited to:
What drives mobility and the choice of migratory routes?
What influences the choice of the destination country?
What factors and policies influence the socio-economic integration of migrants?
What shapes native attitudes towards migrants?
What is the difference between forced and voluntary migration?
What do we know about climate refugees?
Keynote speaker: Frederic Docquier (Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER), Luxembourg)
Economic effects of Covid-19 and International Migration
A discussant will be assigned to each paper presented at the conference.
For now, we plan to have an in-person conference, conditionally on the evolution of the health situation.
Submission deadline: 1 March, 2021
If you would like to submit a paper (only full papers are accepted), please send a pdf file on
We will be grateful if you can forward the information to colleagues/graduate students who might be interested.