6th IZA Annual Migration Meeting (AM²)

Organizers: Amelie F. Constant (DIW DC and George Washington University), Barry R. Chiswick (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:May 21, 2009 - May 23, 2009

Event Manager:

Elke Henn (IZA)


+++ presentation 35 min +++ discussion 10 min +++ floor discussion 15 min +++

Thursday, May 21:

19:00       Registration and Informal Dinner at Hilton's Restaurant "Seasons"

Friday, May 22:

09:15 - 09:45   Registration / Coffee
09:45 - 10:00   Welcoming Address by Amelie F. Constant and Barry R. Chiswick
10:00       Session I: Immigrants and the Labor Market
  Chair: Barry R. Chiswick (University of Illinois at Chicago)
10:00 - 11:00   Núria Rodríguez-Planas (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Miguel Angel Alcobendas (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
  "Beyond Assimilation, Do Immigrants’ Contribute to a More Flexible Labor Force"
  Discussant: Yuet-Yee L Wong (Binghamton University)
11:00 - 12:00   Magnus Lofstrom (Public Policy Institute of California), Laura Hill (Public Policy Institute of California), Joseph Hayes (Public Policy Institute of California)
  "What Are the Labor Market Effects of Immigrant Legalization?"
  Discussant: Martin Guzi (CERGE-EI)
12:00 - 13:30   Lunch (and Photo Shoot)
13:30 - 14:30   The Julian Simon Lecture by Jeffrey Williamson (Harvard University and IZA)
Vanishing Third World Emigrants?"
14:30 - 14:45   Coffee Break
14:40       Session II: Social Networks and Social Inclusion
  Chair: Amelie F. Constant (DIW DC and George Washington University)
14:45 - 15:45   Odelia Heizler (Cohen) (Hebrew University), Ayal Kimhi (Hebrew University)
  "Who Will Be Idol? The Connection Between Social Networks and Winning on Reality Shows"
  Discussant: Carmel U. Chiswick (University of Illinois at Chicago)
15:45 - 16:45   Pieter Bevelander (Malmö University), Ravi Pendakur (University of Ottawa)
  "Voting and Social Inclusion in Sweden"
  Discussant: Alpaslan Akay (IZA)
16:45 - 17:00   Coffee Break
16:55       Session III: The Role of Foreign Students
  Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA, DIW Berlin and Bonn University)
17:00 - 18:00   Thomas Lange (University of Konstanz)
  "Return Migration of Foreign Students and the Choice of Non-resident Tuition Fees"
  Discussant: Zahra Siddique (IZA)
19:00       Dinner at Restaurant Oliveto/Hotel Königshof

Saturday, May 23:

08:30 - 09:00   Coffee
08:55       Session IV: Selection Issues in the Labor Market and in Health
  Chair: Amelie F. Constant (DIW DC and George Washington University)
09:00 - 10:00   Stephen Trejo (University of Texas at Austin), Brian Duncan (University of Colorado at Denver)
  "Selectivity and Immigrant Employment"
  Discussant: Murat G. Kirdar (Middle East Technical University)
10:00 - 11:00   Monika Sander (University of Bamberg)
  "Changes in Immigrants’ Body Mass Index with their Duration of Residence in Germany"
  Discussant: Agnieszka Kanas (Utrecht University)
11:00 - 11:15   Coffee Break
11:10       Session V: Adopted Foreign Children
  Chair: Barry R. Chiswick (University of Illinois at Chicago)
11:15 - 12:15   Sherrie Kossoudji (University of Michigan), Fernando Lozano (The University of Michigan/Pomona College)
  "The Unknown Immigration: How State Policy Shapes Child and Family Characteristics in Intercountry Adoptions to the United States"
  Discussant: Olga Nottmeyer (DIW Berlin)
12:15 - 13:30   Lunch
13:25       Session VI: The Role of the Sending Countries: Remittances and Assimilation
  Chair: Martin Kahanec (IZA)
13:30 - 14:30   Diego Aycinena (Francisco Marroquin University (UFM)), Nava Ashraf (Harvard Business School), Claudia Martinez (University of Chile), Dean Yang (University of Michigan and IZA)
  "Remittances and the Problem of Control: A Field Experiment Among Migrants from El Salvador"
  Discussant: Martin Kahanec (IZA)
14:30 - 15:30   Kerry L. Papps (University of Oxford), Francine D. Blau (Cornell University and IZA), Lawrence M. Kahn (Cornell University and IZA)
  "Gender, Source Country Characteristics and Labor Market Assimilation among Immigrants: 1980-2000"
  Discussant: Mutlu Yuksel (IZA)
15:30       Closing Remarks by Barry R. Chiswick and Amelie F. Constant


Alpaslan Akay (IZA)
Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel (University of Huston)
Randall K. Q. Akee (IZA)
Diego Aycinena (Francisco Marroquin University)
Pieter Bevelander (Malmö University)
Barry R. Chiswick (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Amelie F. Constant (DIW DC and George Washington University)
Martin Guzi (CERGE-EI)
Odelia Heizler-Cohen (Hebrew University)
Martin Kahanec (IZA)
Agnieska Kanas (Utrecht University)
Melanie Khamis (Middle East Technical University)
Sherrie Kossoudji (University og Michigan)
Ana Kreter (IZA)
Thomas Lange (University of Konstanz)
Magnus Lofstrom (Public Policy Institute of California)
Olga Nottmeyer (DIW Berlin)
Kerry L. Papps (University of Oxford)
Gabriela Prelipcean (University of Suceava)
Ulf Rinne (IZA)
Nuria Rodriguez-Planas (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Monika Sander (University of Bamberg)
Zahra Siddique (IZA)
Konstantinos Tatsiramos (IZA)
Stephen Trejo (University of Texas at Austin)
Arne Uhlendorff (IZA)
Jeffrey G. Williamson (Harvard University)
Linda Yuet-Yee Wong (Binghamton University)
Mutlu Yuksel (IZA)
Anzelika Zaiceva (IZA)
Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA, DIW Berlin and Bonn University)