114-0387/01 – Economics of migration (EMI)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of EconomicsCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jaromír Gottvald, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Jaromír Gottvald, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
GOT40 prof. Ing. Jaromír Gottvald, CSc.
FIL03 Ing. Lenka Johnson Filipová, Ph.D.
PYT005 doc. Ing. Mariola Pytliková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the principles, fundamentals and economic analyzes used in Migration Economics. The course consists of a combination of theoretical concepts, empirical results and empirical approaches used in the field of migration economics and critical discussions on the implication of conclusions in public policy. Among other things, attention will be paid to important current economic issues such as migration determinants, factors affecting the integration of foreigners and the consequences of international migration and ethnic diversity.

Teaching methods



Compulsory literature:

BANSAK, C., SIMPSON, N.B. and M. ZAVODNY: Economics of Immigration, First Edition, Routledge. ISBN 978-0415747066. DUSTMANN, Ch, FRATTINI, T. and A. ROSSO (2015) "The Effect of Emigration from Poland on Polish Wages". Scandinavian Journal of Economics Vol 117 (2), pp. 522-564.

Recommended literature:

NATHAN, M. (2014): The wider economic impacts of high-skilled migrants: a survey of literature for receiving countries. IZA Journal of Migration 2014, 3:4. PEDERSEN, J. P., PYTLIKOVA, M. and N. SMITH (2008): "Selection and Network Effects - Migration Flows into OECD Countries 1990-2000". European Economic Review. Vol. 52 (7), pp. 1160-1186.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

There are no more student requirements.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Migration economics, introduction, trends and concepts applied in it 2. Determinants of migration 3. Selectivity in migration 4. Adaptation and integration of immigrants; second and third generation in society 5. Differences in labor market by ethnicity, discrimination 6. Immigration impacts 7. Wider impact of immigration on the economy; international migration and globalization 8. Immigration policy 9. Diversity - the impact of the diversity of the workforce on companies and economies 10. Emigration and source countries, brain drain and brain gain, remittance 11. Social mobility

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 25  18 2
        Examination Examination 75  31 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Attendance at lectures and seminars is not mandatory.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0311A050012) Applied economics (S02) Economic Development P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (N0311A050012) Applied economics (S01) International Economic Relations P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (N0311A050012) Applied economics (S02) Economic Development P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (N0311A050012) Applied economics (S01) International Economic Relations P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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