Postdoc: Economics of Migration

Here’s an exciting opportunity with Prof. Martina Viarengo at the Graduate Institute.

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is recruiting

Postdoc in Economics of Migration (80%)

The successful applicant is expected to carry out research and contribute to research projects in the area of international migration, education and labor markets, under the supervision of Professor Martina Viarengo. This position is financed by the nccr – on the move.T

– PhD in Economics or related fields;
– Areas of expertise: economics, applied econometrics, migration;
– Promising publication record;
– Experience with econometric and statistical software (e.g. Stata, R);

– Excellent oral and written command of English (knowledge of French would be an asset).

The position is based at The Graduate Institute, Geneva, with periodical travels to the University of Neuchâtel. The initial appointment will be for a year, with a possibility of extension. Starting date: June 1st 2021 or upon mutual agreement.

Period of contract: June 1st to May 31st 2022. Applications should be submitted online at the Graduate Institute before the 31st of October 2020:

Interested candidates should submit their application consisting of a CV, cover letter and a research paper. Two academic references should be submitted directly by the referees to Prof. Viarengo by e-mail at before the 31st of October 2020 (title: NCCR – PostDoc Position). For additional information, please contact Prof. Viarengo by e-mail.

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Out now at IMR: The Many Forms of Multiple Migrations: Evidence from a Sequence Analysis in Switzerland, 1998 to 2008

I’m happy to announce “The Many Forms of Multiple Migrations: Evidence from a Sequence Analysis in Switzerland, 1998 to 2008”, a new analysis in IMR.

We estimate different kinds of contemporary migration trajectories, highlighting multiple or repeated migrations. Using sequence analysis on linked longitudinal register data, we identify different migration trajectories for three cohorts (1998, 2003, and 2008) of 315,000 immigrants in Switzerland. We demonstrate high heterogeneity in migration practices, showing that direct and definitive settlement in the destination country remains a common trajectory and that highly mobile immigrants are less common.

Fun fact: mobility did not increase between the 1998 and 2008 cohort — the guest-worker regime in place in the past led to more movement than the free movement purportedly allowing ‘unlimited’ mobility.

we may want to regard “migration” and “mobility” as endpoints of a continuum describing many different migration trajectories, from direct settlement to high mobility.

Zufferey, J., Steiner, I. and Ruedin, D. 2020. ‘The many forms of multiple migrations: Evidence from a sequence analysis in Switzerland, 1998 to 2008’. International Migration Review. Forthcoming. doi:10.1177/0197918320914239