New South Wales Branch

Lighthouse Public Lecture - The Economics of Foreign Education and Students' Migration


From: Monday February 13, 2017, 4:00 pm

To: Monday February 13, 2017, 5:30 pm

The Economics of Foreign Education and Students' Migration - Professor Michel Beine from University of Luxembourg

  • Date:  Monday 13th February, 2017
  • Time: 4 - 5:30 pm (Afternoon Tea from 3:30 pm)
  • Venue:  Macquarie University - C5C - Forum
  • Registrations: by Tuesday 7th February, 2017 COB to Selma.
    kindly advise of any dietary requirements

About the talk:

In this presentation the speaker will cover key facts and the economic analysis of foreign education. He will start by giving detailed figures about global student migration and explain how it is important for overall migration. Second, he will show what are the main origins and destinations of foreign students. Then, he will pass to an economic analysis of student migration.

Why is student migration an important issue for sending countries, for receiving countries and for universities themselves? He will discuss the literature on the various determinants of student migration, and he will consider the choices made: whether to study abroad, in which foreign country, and in which foreign institution. He will give an overview of the findings of that literature. He will focus on the special role of tuition fees. He will finish the talk by discussing the role of policies specifically relevant for foreign student education.

About the speaker:

Professor Beine is a recognized world expert in international trade and international migration, as well as in labour markets, with many of his papers having a top quality empirical nature. He has worked as a consultant for various institutions such as the World Bank, Industry Canada, the Banque de France , the Economic Research Forum or the Walloon Region (Belgium).

His main areas of specialty are:

1. International migration: determinants; development of gravity models; impacts on sending and receiving countries; network effects; gender dimension; measurement of immigration policies, student migration;

2. Dutch disease economics: assessment, mitigation policies;

3. Impact of Financial and Trade Integration.

Professor Beine has published over 50 papers, with a substantial number in A* and A journals. He has received five major competitive grants. He is a world-class economist, and has been the Head of his department at the University of Luxembourg for three years.

We look forward to seeing you there!!!!



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C5C - Forum, SYDNEY NSW 2109

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