IZA Annual Migration Meeting (AM˛)

Organizers: Amelie F. Constant (Temple University), Klaus F. Zimmermann (University of Bonn)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:June 25, 2004 - June 26, 2004

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer (IZA)

Aim of the Workshop

We are delighted to start an annual migration meeting at IZA. The aim of this meeting is to foster migration research by bringing together leading international researchers and establishing our IZA migration group. We aim at a collection of high quality academic work that extends, enriches, refines, and challenges our understanding of migration. Researchers are expected to present stimulating fresh discussion on several aspects of migration. The AM˛ will be organized in a manner designed to foster interaction and exchange of ideas among the participants in a relaxed atmosphere.


+++ 40 minutes presentation +++ 10 minutes discussant's comments +++ 10 minutes general discussion +++

Friday, June 25:

12:00 - 13:00   Welcoming Address by Klaus F. Zimmermann and Lunch
13:00       Session I: Return/Repeat Migration
  Chair: Barry R. Chiswick (George Washington University and IZA)
13:00 - 14:00   Jennifer Hunt (Rutgers University and IZA*))
  "Are Migrants More Skilled than Non-Migrants? Repeat, Return and Same-Employer Migrants"
  Discussant: Anzelika Zaiceva (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and IZA)
14:00 - 15:00   Augustin de Coulon (King's College London and IZA*)), Matloob Piracha (University of Kent and IZA)
  "Self-Selection and the Performance of Return Migrants: A Source Country Perspective"
  Discussant: Holger Stichnoth (ZEW Mannheim and IZA)
15:00 - 15:30   Coffee / Tea Break
15:30       Session II: Immigrants Geographic Location and Homeownership
  Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann (University of Bonn)
15:30 - 16:30   David A. Jaeger (University of St. Andrews and IZA*))
  "Local Labor Markets, Admission Categories, and Immigrant Location Choice"
  Discussant: René Fahr (University of Paderborn and IZA)
16:30 - 17:30   Sherrie Kossoudji (University of Michigan and IZA*)), Stanley A. Sedo (University of Michigan)
  "Immigrant and Native Asset Accumulation in Home Ownership"
  Discussant: Mariola Pytlikova (CERGE-EI and IZA)
17:30 - 18:00   Coffee / Tea Break
18:00       Session III: Impact on Natives
  Chair: Amelie F. Constant (Temple University)
18:00 - 19:00   M. Daniele Paserman (Boston University and IZA*)), Sarit Cohen-Goldner (Bar-Ilan University)
  "The Dynamic Impact of Immigration on Natives' Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Israel"
  Discussant: Magnus Lofstrom (Public Policy Institute of California and IZA)
20:00       Dinner

Talk by Rita J. Simon (American University)
"Immigration and Crime Across Seven Nations"

Saturday, June 26:

08:15 - 08:45   Coffee / Tea
08:45       Session IV: International Migration, Net Inflows and Trends
  Chair: Barry R. Chiswick (George Washington University and IZA)
08:45 - 09:45   Anna Maria Mayda (Georgetown University and IZA*))
  "International Migration: A Panel Data Analysis of Economic and Non-Economic Determinants"
  Discussant: Alexandru Voicu (CUNY - College of Staten Island and IZA)
09:45 - 10:45   Timothy J. Hatton (University of Essex and IZA*))
  "Explaining Trends in UK Immigration"
  Discussant: Stephanie Wei Wang (London School of Economics)
10:45 - 11:15   Coffee / Tea Break
11:15 - 12:15   The Julian Simon Lecture by Don J. DeVoretz (Simon Fraser University and IZA)
"Immigration Policy: Methods of Economic Assessment"
12:15 - 13:15   Lunch
13:15       Session V: Migration and Smuggling
  Chair: Amelie F. Constant (Temple University)
13:30 - 14:30   Guido Friebel (Goethe University Frankfurt and IZA*)), Sergei Guriev (Princeton University)
  "Smuggling Humans: A Theory of Debt-Financed Migration"
  Discussant: Winfried Koeniger (University of St. Gallen and IZA)
14:30 - 15:30   Christina Gathmann (LISER and IZA*))
  "The Effects of Enforcement on Illegal Markets: Evidence from Migrant Smuggling along the Southwestern Border"
  Discussant: Sher Verick (ILO International Labour Organization and IZA)
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee / Tea Break
16:00       Session VI: Human Capital and New Frontiers in Surveys
  Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann (University of Bonn)
16:00 - 17:00   Regina T. Riphahn (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and IZA*)), Philipp Bauer (University of Basel)
  "Intergenerational Transmission of Educational Attainment: Evidence from Switzerland on Natives and Second Generation Immigrants"
  Discussant: Holger Bonin (IHS - Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna and IZA)
17:00 - 18:00   Guillermina Jasso (New York University and IZA*)), Douglas S. Massey (Princeton University), Mark R. Rosenzweig (Harvard University), James P. Smith (RAND and IZA)
  "The U.S New Immigrant Survey: Overview and Preliminary Results Based on the New-Immigrant Cohorts of 1996 and 2003"
  Discussant: Hartmut Esser (University of Mannheim and IZA)
20:00       Dinner

*) current affiliation


We wish to thank the Fritz Thyssen Foundation for financial support.