QuantMig: Quantifying Migration Scenarios for Better Policy

QuantMig: Quantifying Migration Scenarios for Better Policy
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Led by Marta Bivand Erdal
Jan 2020 - Jul 2023
QuantMig aims to transform the methodology of setting and analysing migration scenarios 
The project will address the key contemporary challenges of complexity and uncertainty of migration flows, and enable more timely and robust policy responses.​

PRIO is a partner on this project, which is executed by a consortium of seven top European migration research institutions, led by the University of Southampton. The project partners include: Danube University Krems (DUK), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Max Planck Society – Population Europe (MPG-PE), Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), and the University of Oslo (UiO). Besides, an external partner is Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) from Canada.

Research Groups


Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Czaika, Mathias; Marta Bivand Erdal & Cathrine Talleraas (2023) Exploring Europe’s external migration policy mix: on the interactions of visa, readmission, and resettlement policies, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2023.2198363.

Popular Article

Carling, Jørgen (2021) What makes people want to migrate? One chart sums it up, The Startup, 2 February.

Report - External Series

Vestby, Jonas; Andreas Forø Tollefsen; & Halvard Buhaug (2022) Climate and International Migration Flows: A Sensitivity Analysis of Gravity Model Specifications, QuantMig Background Paper. Oslo: PRIO.
Aslany, Maryam; Jørgen Carling; Mathilde Bålsrud Mjelva; & Tone Sommerfelt (2021) Systematic review of determinants of migration aspirations, QuantMig deliverable, 2. Southampton: University of Southampton.
Carling, Jørgen; & Mathilde Bålsrud Mjelva (2021) Survey instruments and survey data on migration aspirations, QuantMig project deliverable, 2. Southampton: University of Southampton.
Carling, Jørgen; Mathias Czaika; & Marta Bivand Erdal (2020) Translating Migration Theory Into Empirical Propositions, QuantMig Project Deliverable, 1. Southampton: University of Southampton.

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