IZA Workshop: Legal and Illicit Immigration: Theory, Empirics and Policy

Organizers: Randall K. Q. Akee (Tufts University), Melanie Khamis (IZA), Hilmar Schneider (IZA), Arnab K. Basu (College of William and Mary), Nancy H. Chau (Cornell University), Arjun S. Bedi (ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:July 30, 2010 - July 31, 2010

Event Manager:

Stephan Kohzer (IZA)

Financial support by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is gratefully acknowledged.


+++ presentation: 25 minutes +++ floor discussion: 10 minutes +++

Friday, July 30:

08:30 - 09:00   Registration / Coffee and Tea
09:00 - 09:30   Opening Remarks by Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA, DIW Berlin and Bonn University)
09:30       Policy Panel
  Chair: Hilmar Schneider (IZA)
09:30 - 10:45   Norbert Drude (Head of Department, Financial Control Illicit Work, Cologne)
Dita Vogel (Head of Research on Irregular Migration, Hamburg Institute of International Economics)
Thanh-Dam Truong (ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
10:45 - 11:15   Coffee Break
11:01       Session A: Political Economy
  Chair: Arjun S. Bedi (ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
11:15 - 11:50   Wolfgang Mayer (University of Cincinnati)
  "From Individual to Social Immigration Preferences"
11:50 - 12:25   Giovanni Facchini (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Cecila Testa (Royal Holloway, University of London)
  "Electoral Concerns, Special Interests and Illegal Immigration"
12:25 - 13:00   Sanjay Jain (University of Cambridge), Sumon Majumdar (Queen's University), Sharun W. Mukand (University of Warwick)
  "Workers Without Borders? Culture, Migration and the Political Limits to Globalization"
13:00 - 14:15   Lunch
14:14       Session B: Source Country Perspective
  Chair: Zahra Siddique (IZA)
14:15 - 14:50   Guido Friebel (Goethe University Frankfurt), Juan Miguel Gallego (Bogota), Mariapia Mendola (Milano)
  "Xenophobic Attacks, Migration Intentions and Networks: Evidence from the South of Africa"
14:50 - 15:25   Fabio Mariani (Catholic University of Leuven)
  "Migration and Crime"
15:25 - 16:00   Karin Mayr (University of Vienna), Steffen Minter (University of Paderborn), Tim Krieger (University of Paderborn)
  "Policies on Illegal Immigration in a Federation"
16:00 - 16:30   Coffee Break
16:29       Session C: Host Country Treatment
  Chair: Melanie Khamis (IZA)
16:30 - 17:05   Ira N. Gang (Rutgers University), Catherine Y. Co (University of Nebraska at Omaha), Myeong-Su Yun (Tulane University and IZA)
  "Method of Pay, Legal Status, and Earnings Gaps"
17:05 - 17:40   Nancy H. Chau (Cornell University), Randall Q. Akee (Tufts University and IZA), Arnab K. Basu (College of William and Mary and IZA), Arjun S. Bedi (Erasmus University Rotterdam and IZA)
  "Transnational Trafficking, Law Enforcement and Victim Protection: A Middleman's Perspective"
19:00       Dinner at Restaurant "Schänzchen"

Saturday, July 31:

08:29       Session D: Assimilation and Ethnicity
  Chair: Nancy H. Chau (Cornell University)
08:30 - 09:05   Sajal Lahiri (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
  "Assimilating under Credit Constraints: Public Support for Private Efforts"
09:05 - 09:40   T. H. Gindling (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), Dennis Coates (University of Maryland Baltimore County)
  "Are Hispanic Immigrant Families Reviving the Economies of America's Small Towns?"
09:40 - 10:15   Gil S. Epstein (Bar-Ilan University)
  "Legal and Illegal Migrants, Ethnicity and the Welfare State"
10:15 - 10:45   Coffee Break
10:44       Session E: Forced / Coerced Migration
  Chair: Arnab K. Basu (College of William and Mary)
10:45 - 11:20   Seo-Young Cho (University of Göttingen), Krishna Chaitanya Vadlamannati (Georg-August-University of Goettingen)
  "An Empirical Analysis on the Impact of the Anti-trafficking Protocol"
11:20 - 11:55   Saibal Kar (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta)
  "Smuggling and Trafficking of Illegal Immigrants: A Theoretical Analysis"
11:55 - 12:30   Christoph Trebesch (Free University of Berlin), Toman Omar Mahmoud (Kiel Institute for the World Economy)
  "The Economics of Human Trafficking and Labour Migration: Micro-Evidence from Eastern Europe."
12:30 - 13:45   Lunch
13:44       Session F: Deportation and Return
  Chair: Mutlu Yuksel (IZA)
13:45 - 14:20   Magnus Lofstrom (Public Policy Institute of California), Sarah Bohn (Public Policy Institute of California), Steven Raphael (University of California, Berkeley and IZA)
  "What Are the Effects of State Level Legislation Against the Hiring of Unauthorized Immigrants?"
14:20 - 14:55   Nicola Coniglio (University of Bari), Guiseppe De Arcangelis (Sapienza University of Rome), Laura Serlenga (University of Bari and IZA)
  "Clandestine Migrants: Do the High-Skilled Return Home First?"
14:55 - 15:30   Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel (Dalhousie University), Mutlu Yuksel (IZA)
  "The Unintended Long-Term Consequences of Dismissal and Exile of High-Skilled Professionals: Evidence from Nazi Germany"


Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel (Dalhousie University)
Arnab K. Basu (College of William and Mary)
Arjun S. Bedi (ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Nancy Chau (Cornell University)
Seo-Young Cho (University of Göttingen)
Nicola Coniglio (University of Bari)
Leif Danziger (Ben Gurion University)
Norbert Drude (Financial Control Illicit Work, Cologne)
Gil S. Epstein (Bar-Ilan University)
Giovanni Facchini (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Guido Friebel (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Ira N. Gang (Rutgers University)
Tim Gindling (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
Martin Guzi (IZA)
Sanjay Jain (University of Cambridge)
Saibal Kar (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta)
Melanie Khamis (IZA)
Annabelle Krause (IZA)
Sajal Lahiri (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
Magnus Lofstrom (Public Policy Institute of California)
Fabio Mariani (Université catholique de Louvain)
Wolfgang Mayer (University of Cincinnati)
Karin Mayr (University of Vienna)
Andreas Peichl (IZA)
Hilmar Schneider (IZA)
Zahra Siddique (IZA)
Christoph Trebesch (Free University Berlin)
Thanh-Dam Truong (ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Dita Vogel (Hamburg Institute of International Economics)
Laura Wuensch-Ziegler (IZA)
Mutlu Yuksel (IZA)
Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA, DIW Berlin and Bonn University)