IIES/SNS International Policy Talks: The effects of refugee migration to the EU

time and place

Wednesday 10 October 2018, 10:00–11:15
SNS, Jakobsbergsgatan 18, Stockholm

What do refugee flows to the EU look like in practice? What are the economic trade-offs between long-term asylum and temporary protection policies? And why is it so difficult to agree on a common European asylum policy? Uta Schönberg, Professor of Economics at University College London, presents her research on the economics and politics of refugee migration in Europe.

Uta Schönberg is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) in London. Together with some of the world’s leading migration scholars she has studied the economic effects of the recent refugee migration to the EU. The research also focuses on European cooperation as well as national migration and integration policies of EU member states.

During the last few years, negotiations on a revised Dublin Regulation have been ongoing in Brussels. These talks will have a major impact on the common European migration policy. Cecilia Wikström, member of the European Parliament for the Swedish Liberal party, leads the negotiations internally in the parliament and will also be representing the parliament in negotiations with the EU-commission and the Council. Daniel Sjöberg, Policy Advisor to Cecilia Wikström, participates in the seminar to give his perspective from the inside of the negotiations.

Joakim Palme, Professor of Political Science at Uppsala University and Chairman of the Migration Studies Delegation (Delmi), will also participate and comment.

IIES/SNS International Policy Talks is a collaboration between the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University and SNS with the mission to bring insights from leading international economists to the Swedish policy debate.

The seminar will be held in English.


Joakim Palme, Professor of Political Science at Uppsala University and Chairman of the Migration Studies Delegation (Delmi)
Uta Schönberg, Professor of Economics, University College London
Daniel Sjöberg, Policy Advisor to MEP Cecilia Wikström of the Swedish liberal party

The seminar will be moderated by Agneta Berge, PhD student at IIES.

Registration and fee

The number of seats is limited. The seminar is open to SNS members*, the press and specially invited guests. The fee is SEK 395 +VAT. An invoice will be sent after the seminar. Register through the link below. Cancellation after October 8 or no-show will be charged.

*Lista of SNS members/Information about membership

Warmly welcome!