IZA - Conference Program


13th Annual Migration Meeting (AM˛)

Organizer: Benjamin Elsner (IZA)
Location:Hotel Hilton Bonn, Berliner Freiheit 2, 53113 Bonn
Date:May 27, 2016 - May 28, 2016

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)


+++ presentation: 30 minutes +++ floor discussion: 10 minutes +++

Friday, May 27:

08:30 - 09:00   Registration
        Session A: Refugees
09:00 - 09:40   Pal Schone (Institute for Social Research, Oslo), Jan Paul Brekke (Institute for Social Research, Oslo), Marianne Roed (Institute for Social Research, Oslo)
  "Reduction or Deflection? The Effect of Policy on Interconnected Asylum Flows"
09:40 - 10:20   Mathis Wagner (Boston College), Ximena Del Carpio (World Bank)
  "The Impact of Syrian Refugees on the Turkish Labor Market"
10:20 - 11:00   Andreas Steinmayr (University of Munich and IZA)
  "Exposure to Refugees and Voting for the Far-Right. (Unexpected) Results from Austria"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
        Session B: Migration in the European Union
11:30 - 12:10   Zoë Kuehn (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Ainhoa Aparicio Fenoll (Collegio Carlo Alberto and IZA)
  "Education Policies and Migration across European Countries"
12:10 - 12:50   Yvonne Giesing (University of Munich), Nadzeya Laurentsyeva (University of Munich)
  "Emigration and Firm Productivity: Evidence from the Sequential Opening of EU Labor Markets"
12:50 - 14:00   Lunch
        Keynote Lecture
14:00 - 15:00   George J. Borjas (Harvard University and IZA)
  "We Wanted Workers: Perspectives on Immigration"
        Session C: Brain Drain
15:00 - 15:40   Romuald Meango (Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy)
  "What Makes Brain Drain More Likely? Measuring the Effects of Migration on the Schooling Investments of Heterogeneous Households"
15:40 - 16:20   Joël Machado (University of Luxembourg), Costanza Biavaschi (University of Reading and IZA), Michal Burzynski (Université Catholique de Louvain), Benjamin Elsner (IZA)
  "The Gain from the Drain: Skill-Biased Migration and Global Welfare"
16:20 - 16:40   Coffee Break
        Session D: Migration and Health
16:40 - 17:20   Osea Giuntella (University of Oxford and IZA), Catia Nicodemo (University of Oxford and IZA), Carlos Vargas-Silva (University of Oxford)
  "The Effects of Immigration on NHS Waiting Times"
17:20 - 18:00   Yu Aoki (University of Aberdeen and IZA), Lualhati Santiago Menendez (Office for National Statistics)
  "Education, Health and Fertility of UK Immigrants: The Role of English Language Skills"
19:30       Dinner

Saturday, May 28:

        Session E: Migration Policy
09:00 - 09:40   Francisca M. Antman (University of Colorado, Boulder and IZA), Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes (San Diego State University and IZA)
  "The Impact of Authorization on the Schooling and Labor Market Outcomes of Undocumented Immigrants: Evidence from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program"
09:40 - 10:20   Michal Burzynski (Université Catholique de Louvain)
  "Time, Space and Skills in Designing Migration Policy"
10:20 - 11:00   Costanza Biavaschi (University of Reading and IZA), Giovanni Facchini (University of Nottingham and IZA)
  "Immigrant Franchise and Immigration Policy: Evidence from the Progressive Era"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
        Session F: Selection
11:30 - 12:10   Jens Ruhose (Leibniz University of Hannover and IZA), Miguel Flores (Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico), Alexander Patt (Leuphana University), Simon Wiederhold (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)
  "The Occupational Selection of Emigrants"
12:10 - 12:50   Mariapia Mendola (University of Milan Bicocca and IZA), Massimiliano Bratti (University of Milan and IZA), Simona Fiore (University of Bologna)
  "Family Size, Sibling Rivarly and Migration: Evidence from Mexico"
12:50 - 14:00   Lunch
        Session G: Networks
14:00 - 14:40   Julia Bredtmann (RWI and IZA), Klaus Nowotny (University of Salzburg), Sebastian Otten (RWI and CReAM)
  "Linguistic Distance, Networks and the Regional Location Decisions of Migrants to the EU"
14:40 - 15:20   Julia Seither (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), Catia Batista (Universidade Nova de Lisboa and IZA), Pedro C. Vicente (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
  "Migration, Political Institutions, and Social Networks in Mozambique"
15:20 - 16:00   Michele Battisti (Ifo Institute for Economic Research), Giovanni Peri (University of California, Davis and IZA), Agnese Romiti (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)
  "Networks and Immigrants’ Economic Success"
16:00 - 16:30   Coffee Break
        Session H: Integration and Immigrants
16:30 - 17:10   Toman Barsbai (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), Andreas Steinmayr (University of Munich and IZA), Dean Yang (University of Michigan and IZA), Erwin Tiongson (Georgetown University and IZA), Victoria Licuanan (Asian Institute of Management)
  "Fostering the benefits of international migration: A randomized evaluation of pre-departure training for migrants from the Philippines to the US"
17:10 - 17:50   Francesco Fasani (Queen Mary, University of London and IZA)
  "Immigrant Crime and Legal Status: Evidence from Repeated Amnesty Programs"