REALM PIs Present at IFMS 2018 Conference


Principal Investigators that are a part of INCITE’s Research and Empirical Analysis of Labor Migration (REALM) project presented at the OECD’s International Forum on Migration Statistics as part of a panel, entitled “Pioneering Approaches for Data collection on Mobile Populations: Migrant Flows and Recruitment Pathways to the GCC.”

Organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), the inaugural International Forum on Migration Statistics 2018 Conference brought together 500 participants from 90 countries, including government representatives, researchers, and civil society and private sector leaders. Participants presented on and discussed statistical research and policy on labor migration.

Chaired by INCITE’s Charlotte Wang, the panel included several REALM investigators presenting on the innovative methods they are using to improve statistical research on temporary migration. The participants and presentations are as follows:

“Pairing Administrative Datasets with Google Trends to Infer Migrant Flows and Sending Country Impacts”
Susan Godlonton, Williams College, Department of Economics

“Using Mobile Phone Technology to Study Migrant Recruitment Processes in Pakistan”
Rabia Malik, New York University in Abu Dhabi, Department of Political Science

"A Large-Scale Survey of International Migrants from a Rural Area of Bangladesh”
Randall Kuhn, University of California Los Angeles, Fielding School of Public Health

“Tracing Informal Recruitment Relationships through Panel Surveys on Migrants”
Bilesha Weeraratne, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka

For more information on these specific studies and others, please see our current projects page.  Thanks to everyone who participated in this important conference!