IZA - Conference Program


Third IZA Annual Migration Meeting (AM²)

Organizers: Barry R. Chiswick (George Washington University and IZA), Amelie F. Constant (Temple University)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:May 20, 2006 - May 21, 2006

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer (IZA)

This meeting is part of the IZA Migration Topic Week 2006.


- preliminary version -

presenter 40 minutes +++ discussant 10 minutes +++ floor discussion 10 minutes

Saturday, May 20:

08:15 - 08:45   Coffee/Tea
08:45 - 09:00   Welcoming Address by Barry R. Chiswick and Klaus F. Zimmermann
09:00       Session I: Immigrant Earnings and Payoffs
  Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann (University of Bonn)
09:00 - 10:00   Paul W. Miller (Curtin University and IZA*)), Barry R. Chiswick (University of Illinois at Chicago and IZA)
  "Why is the Payoff to Schooling Lower for the Foreign Born?"
  Discussant: Madeline Zavodny (University of North Florida and IZA)
10:00 - 11:00   José Varejão (University of Porto and IZA*)), Anabela Carneiro (University of Porto), Natercia Fortuna (University of Porto)
  "Immigrants' Earnings and Workplace Characteristics"
  Discussant: Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes (University of California, Merced and IZA)
11:00 - 11:15   Coffee/Tea Break
11:15 - 12:15   The Julian Simon Lecture
by Timothy J. Hatton (Australian National University, University of Essex and IZA)
"Should We Have a WTO for International Migration?"
12:15 - 13:30   Lunch
13:30       Session II: Saving and Remitting
  Chair: Barry R. Chiswick (George Washington University and IZA)
13:30 - 14:30   Thomas K. Bauer (RWI and IZA*)), Mathias Sinning (RWI Essen)
  "The Savings Behavior of Temporary and Permanent Migrants in Germany"
  Discussant: Don J. DeVoretz (Simon Fraser University and IZA)
14:30 - 15:30   Randall K. Filer (Hunter College/CUNY and IZA*)), Nevila Konica (Global Insight, London)
  "Albanian Emigration: Causes and Consequences"
  Discussant: Mark Regets (National Foundation for American Policy and IZA)
15:30 - 15:45   Coffee/Tea Break
15:45       Session III: Immigrant Health and the Neighborhood
  Chair: Don J. DeVoretz (Simon Fraser University and IZA)
15:45 - 16:45   Albert Saiz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and IZA*)), Susan Wachter (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)
  "Immigration and the Neighborhood"
  Discussant: Magnus Lofstrom (Public Policy Institute of California and IZA)
16:45 - 17:45   Ilana Redstone Akresh (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign*))
  "Dietary Assimilation and Immigrant Health"
  Discussant: Delia Furtado (University of Connecticut and IZA)
19:30       Dinner

Sunday, May 21:

08:30 - 09:00   Coffee/Tea/Pastries
09:00       Session IV: Immigrant and Native Employment
  Chair: Amelie F. Constant (Temple University)
09:00 - 10:00   Gil S. Epstein (Bar-Ilan University and IZA*))
  "Ethnic Goods, Migration and Employment"
  Discussant: Axel Heitmueller (Imperial College London and IZA)
10:00 - 11:00   Uzi Rebhun (Hebrew University, Jerusalem*))
  "Double or Single Negative: Immigrant Women and Labor Force Participation in Israel"
  Discussant: Anzelika Zaiceva (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and IZA)
11:00 - 12:00   Sara Lemos (University of Leicester and IZA*)), Jonathan Portes (Department for Work and Pensions), Nicola Gilpin (Department for Work and Pensions), Matthew Henty (Department for Work and Pensions), Chris Bullen (Department for Work and Pensions)
  "The Impact of Free Movement of Workers from Central and Eastern Europe on the UK Labour Market"
  Discussant: Francesca Mazzolari (Centro Studi Confindustria)
12:00 - 13:15   Lunch
13:15       Session V: Immigrants and the Public Sector
  Chair: Barry R. Chiswick (George Washington University and IZA)
13:15 - 14:15   Karin Mayr (University of Vienna*)), Rene Böheim (University of Linz and IZA)
  "Immigration and Public Spending"
  Discussant: Nava Kahana (Bar-Ilan University and IZA)
14:15 - 15:15   Eskil Wadensjö (Stockholm University and IZA*))
  "Immigration and the Net Transfer to Different Parts of the Public Sector"
  Discussant: Anna Maria Mayda (Georgetown University and IZA)
15:15       Closing Remarks by Amelie Constant (IZA)

*) current affiliation