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Mission Statement

The Migration Research Cluster is a research network bringing together Economists, Sociologists, Political Scientists, Historians, Demographers and Law Scholars working on issues related to international migrants and migration. The Cluster was founded in 2013 with the help of an IFHA grant from UC Davis and has operated since then developing innovative multi-disciplinary research to study issues linked to the determinants and consequences of International Migrations. In particular, the researchers in the Cluster study how international movements of people are driven by economic, demographic, political, historical and social determinants and how they reshape 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. Cluster research is aimed at producing deeper understanding and guidance to improve immigration policies in California, the US, and the World.

Our Goals are:

  • To organize specific academic training on immigration themes, in the form of seminars, conferences, and workshop activities for faculty and graduate students.

  • To facilitate, fund, and promote research and research exchange between graduate students and faculty.

  • To disseminate our research findings and insight in conferences and public lectures, and in the press and in media.

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​To inform and influence policies and their implementation producing reports and briefs based on rigorous research findings.