About Us

The Migration Research Cluster is a research network bringing together Economists, Sociologists, Political Scientists, Historians, Demographers and Law Scholars.  The Cluster develops innovative multi-disciplinary research to study issues linked to the determinants and consequences of International Migrations.  In particular, we study how international movements of people are driven by economic, demographic, political, historical and social determinants and how they re-shape the economy and society of the receiving countries.

We adopt quantitative statistical and econometric methods to analyze State, National and International trends as well as more qualitative and narrative analysis to deepen our understanding of important case studies.

Our Goal is:

  • To organize specific academic training on immigration themes, in the form of seminars and workshop activities for faculty and graduate students.
  • To fund and promote research and research exchange between graduate students and faculty.
  • To disseminate our research findings and insight in conferences and public lectures.
  • To inform and influence policies and their implementation producing reports and briefs based on rigorous research findings.

Click Here to view a presentation on the Migration Research Cluster's Goals given by Cluster Director, Professor Giovanni Peri at the 2013 IFHA Forum.