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Second IZA Workshop: EU Enlargement and the Labor Markets

Organizers: Martin Kahanec (Central European University), Klaus F. Zimmermann (University of Bonn)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:September 07, 2007 - September 08, 2007

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer (IZA)

Financial support from the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung is gratefully acknowledged.



+++ presentation: 30 minutes +++ discussion: 15 minutes +++

Friday, September 07:

12:00 - 13:00   Registration and Lunch
13:00 - 13:15   Welcoming Address by Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA, DIW Berlin and Bonn University)
13:15       Session I: The Economic Perspective: What Do We Know?
  Chair: Hartmut Esser (University of Mannheim and IZA)
13:15 - 14:00   Anzelika Zaiceva (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and IZA*)), Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA, DIW Berlin and University of Bonn)
  "Migration Potential and Its Labour Market Impact after EU Enlargement: A Review"
14:00 - 14:45   Francesco Pastore (UniversitÓ della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli and IZA*)), Floro Ernesto Caroleo (University of Naples Parthenope)
  "A New Regional Geography of Europe? The Labour Market Impact of the EU Enlargements"
14:45 - 15:30   Herbert BrŘcker (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg and IZA*))
  "Migration after the EU's Eastern Enlargement: Who Wins, Who Loses?"
15:30 - 16:15   Nikolaj Malchow-M°ller (University of Southern Denmark*)), Jakob Roland Munch (University of Copenhagen), Sanne Schroll (University of Southern Denmark), Jan Rose Skaksen (Copenhagen Business School)
  "Attitudes Towards Immigration - Does Economic Self-Interest Matter?"
16:15 - 16:45   Coffee Break
16:44       Session II: The Cross-Disciplinary Aspects of EU Enlargement: Voting, Politics, and Social Consequences
  Chair: Gerard Hughes (Trinity College Dublin)
16:45 - 17:30   Jan Fidrmuc (University of Lille*)), Orla Doyle (University College Dublin)
  "Does Where You Live Affect How You Vote? An Analysis of Migrant Voting Behavior"
17:30 - 18:15   Hartmut Esser (University of Mannheim and IZA*))
  "Social Conditions and Effects of Bilingualism"
18:15 - 19:00   Nikolai Genov (Free University of Berlin*))
  "Brain-drain from Eastern Europe? What We Know about and What Not"
19:30       Dinner

Saturday, September 08:

09:00       Session III: The Receiving Labour Markets
  Chair: Marek Kupiszewski (Central European Forum for Migration and Population Research, Warsaw)
09:00 - 09:45   Gerard Hughes (Trinity College Dublin*))
  "EU Enlargement and Labour Market Effects of Migration to Ireland from Southern, Central and Eastern Europe"
09:45 - 10:30   Eskil Wadensj÷ (Stockholm University and IZA*))
  "Migrants from Eastern Europe in the Swedish Labour Market"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00   Featured Speaker:
David G. Blanchflower
(Bank of England and IZA), Chris Shadforth (Bank of England)
"Fear, Unemployment and Migration"
12:00 - 13:00   Lunch
13:00       Session IV: The Source Countries
  Chair: Eskil Wadensj÷ (Stockholm University and IZA)
13:00 - 13:45   Marek Kupiszewski (Central European Forum for Migration and Population Research, Warsaw*))
  "The Impact of the EU Enlargement on the Polish Labor Market"
13:45 - 14:30   Dragos Radu (University College London*)), Gil Epstein (Bar-Ilan University and IZA)
  "Returns to Return Migration and Determinants of Subsequent Moves"
14:30       Closing Remarks

*) current affiliation

List of Participants

David G. Blanchflower (Bank of England)
Herbert BrŘcker (IAB, Nuremberg)
Hartmut Esser (Mannheim University)
Jan Fidrmuc (Brunel University)
Nikolai Genov (Free University Berlin)
Gerard Hughes (Trinity College, Dublin)
Martin Kahanec (IZA)
Marek Kupiszewski (Central European Forum for Migration and Population Research, Warsaw)
Nikolaj Malchow-Moller (CEBR, Copenhagen)
Francesco Pastore (Universita di Napoli)
Dragos Radu (University of Edinburgh)
Eskil Wadensj÷ (Swedish Institute for Social Research)
Anzelika Zaiceva (IZA)
Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and DIW Berlin)