IMPALA, short for International Migration Policy and Law Analysis, is a cross-country multi-institutional initiative to compile the current and historical immigration policies and laws of all countries in the world in a manner that makes it easy to compare specific aspects of these laws, thus facilitating comparative immigration research. The research team includes people at Harvard University (US), the London School of Economics (UK), the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), the University of Sydney (Australia), and the University of Luxembourg.
- IMPALA database website is the website where they intend to eventually put their database for public access. As of now, the site only includes the names of the scientific team and sponsors and a bibliography of relevant research.
- Here are the pages on the websites of various teams participating in IMPALA: Harvard University, University of Luxembourg, University of Amsterdam, London School of Economics, and University of Sydney.
- Measuring and comparing migration, asylum and naturalisation policies (a description of IMPALA by Anna Boucher of the University of Sydney, one of the participants in IMPALA) (link now broken).
- Michael Hiscox — the IMPALA Database Project, a talk at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies describing IMPALA to an audience interested in comparative immigration law and policy. Audio of the talk is available for streaming and download.
References to IMPALA elsewhere:
- In his blog post for Open Borders titled If I Had a Million Dollars…, Nathan Smith referred to IMPALA as one possible step towards his hope for more transparent data on immigration policy and law.