IUSSP Panel on Digital and Computational Demography

PAA2023 Member Initiated Meeting (MIM) 

Preconference event on:

Scholarly migration worldwide:

“Inauguration of the Scholarly Migration Database”


Wednesday 12 April 2023
14:00 to 17:00 (local time, New Orleans, Louisiana)

 (including a reception from 16:15)

Hyatt Regency New Orleans (onsite, Room TBD)


The IUSSP Panel on Digital and Computational Demography is organizing this event at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America.

International migration and circulation of scholars is known to enhance research performance by facilitating knowledge recombination, and is fundamental to scientific discovery, especially in its most innovative forms. Policymakers have also recognized the role of attracting the best and the brightest in the global competition for talent to favor economic growth and productivity. 


This will be the opening event for the most comprehensive database on the global migration of scholars, developed and hosted at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). The database website will be unveiled and participants will be among the first ones to be able to access the data, to learn how to get started with analyzing these types of data, and to learn about recent and current cutting-edge research that leveraged these types of data in areas like gender inequalities in science, brain drain and brain circulation, migration and development, policies and migration, the relationships between internal and international migration, and more.


Participation is free of cost, but attendees must register in advance.

  • To apply, please fill out this form.

We are considering options for limited remote participation to be confirmed later. Those who would only be able to participate remotely should register as remote.

Please register by 10 March. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by 17 March 2023. If the planned maximum number of applicants is not reached at that date, the form will remain open.


Note: the registration includes an invitation to the reception of the IUSSP Panel on Digital and Computational Demography (Wednesday 12 April 16:15 to 17:00). 


Lightning talks confirmed speakers (will be updated):

  • Ridhi Kashyap, University of Oxford
  • Xinyi Zhao, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
  • Ilya Kashnitsky, University of Southern Denmark
  • Andrea Miranda-González, University of California at Berkeley
  • Maciej J. Dańko, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
  • Aliakbar Akbaritabar, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
  • Erin Walk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology