Call for Papers


”Forced Displacement, Asylum Seekers and Refugees:

Economics Aspects and Policy Issues”


18-19 March 2019

Queen Mary University of London - School of Economics and Finance


The School of Economics and Finance at QMUL and COMPAS at the University of Oxford are jointly organising a conference on “Forced Displacement, Asylum Seekers and Refugees: Economics Aspects and Policy Issues”. The aim of the workshop is to bring together novel research on:

  • the socio-economic integration of asylum seekers and refugees in receiving societies;
  • the effects of migration and asylum policies on the size, composition, movements and (economic and non-economic) outcomes of displaced people;
  • the impact of their presence on hosting societies.

The organisers are especially interested in evidence from European and other OECD countries as well as in experiences of forced displacement in developing countries. Further topics of interest include evidence from historical events, unauthorised flows, border enforcement policies, economic and non-economic impacts, public attitudes, and electoral consequences.


Keynote Speakers:

Christian Dustmann (Department of Economics, UCL; Director of the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration)

Jens Hainmueller (Department of Political Science, Stanford University; Founder and Faculty Co-Director of the Stanford Immigration Policy Lab)



Important Dates
  • Deadline for paper submissions: 10 December 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: 21 December 2018
  • Deadline for registration: 15 January 2019
  • Workshop dates: 18-19 March 2019

Workshop venue

The workshop will take place on the Mile End Campus (Mile End Road, London E1 4NS).

Workshop venue



Further details can be found on the Call for Papers (download).


For any enquiries, please contact the local organisers (econ-conference@qmul.ac.uk).