Second IZA Annual Migration Meeting (AM²)

Organizers: Amelie F. Constant (Temple University), Barry R. Chiswick (George Washington University and IZA)
Location:University of Illinois, Chicago
Date:September 11, 2005 - September 12, 2005

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer (IZA)

This year's meeting is preceded by the "Conference on Immigration: Trends, Consequences and Prospects for the United States" on September 9-10 [view program in PDF].

All AM² participants are invited to attend this conference as well. Please let the organizers know in advance if you plan to do so.



+++ 40 minutes presentation +++ 10 minutes discussion +++ 10 minutes floor discussion +++

Sunday, September 11:

09:00 - 09:45   Registration and Continental Breakfast
09:45 - 10:00   Welcoming Comments
- Barry R. Chiswick
(University of Illinois at Chicago and IZA)
- Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)
10:00       Session I: Technology and Immigration
  Chair: Barry R. Chiswick (George Washington University and IZA)
10:00 - 13:00   Ethan Gatewood Lewis (Dartmouth College*))
  "The Impact of Immigration on New Technology Adoption in U.S. Manufacturing"
  Discussant: Michael Ben-Gad (University of Haifa)
        Pal Schone (Institute for Social Research, Oslo and IZA*)), Marianne Rĝed (Institute for Social Research)
  "Are New Work Practices and New Technologies Biased against Immigrant Workers?"
  Discussant: Julien Pouget (ENSAE ParisTech and IZA)
        Mariapia Mendola (University of Milan Bicocca and IZA*))
  "Migration and Technological Change in Rural Households: Complements or Substitutes?"
  Discussant: Anh T. Le (Curtin University and IZA)
13:00 - 14:30   Lunch
Speaker: Matthew Lippman (University of Illinois at Chicago)
"Terrorism and Immigrants' Rights"
13:30       Session II: Migration and Ethnicity
  Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann (University of Bonn)
14:45 - 16:45   Delia Furtado (University of Connecticut and IZA*))
  "Human Capital and Interethnic Marriage Decisions"
  Discussant: Carmel U. Chiswick (George Washington University and IZA)
        Stephen Trejo (University of Texas at Austin and IZA*)), Brian Duncan (University of Colorado-Denver)
  "Ethnic Identification, Intermarriage, and Unmeasured Progress by Mexican Americans"
  Discussant: Evelyn L. Lehrer (University of Illinois at Chicago and IZA)
16:45 - 18:45   Martin Mandorff (University of Chicago*))
  "Social Discrimination and Occupational Specialization"
  Discussant: Amelie F. Constant (Temple University)
        Deborah A. Cobb-Clark (University of Sydney and IZA*)), Vincent Hildebrand (University of Montreal)
  "The Wealth and Asset Holdings of U.S.-Born and Foreign-Born Households: Evidence from SIPP Data"
  Discussant: Alicia Adsera (Princeton University and IZA)
20:00       Dinner

Monday, September 12:

08:00 - 09:00   Continental Breakfast
09:00 - 10:00   Julian Simon Lecture
Klaus F. Zimmermann
(IZA and University of Bonn)
"Fortress Europe: The Price of Being Closed"
09:00       Session III: Migration Policy
  Chair: Amelie F. Constant (Temple University)
10:00 - 12:00   Chiara Strozzi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and IZA*)), Graziella Bertocchi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and IZA)
  "Citizenship Laws and International Migration"
  Discussant: Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Luxembourg and IZA)
        Panu Poutvaara (University of Munich and IZA*)), Axel Dreher (Thurgau Institute of Economics, Switzerland and University of Konstanz, Germany)
  "Student Flows and Migration: An Empirical Analysis"
  Discussant: Benoit Dostie (HEC Montreal and IZA)
12:00 - 13:00   Lunch
13:15 - 15:15   Alan Barrett (ESRI, Dublin and IZA*)), Adele Bergin (Economic and Social Research Institute Dublin), David Duffy (Economic and Social Research Institute Dublin)
  "The Labor Market Characteristics and Labor Market Impacts of Immigrants in Ireland"
  Discussant: Martin Kahanec (Central European University)
        Anzelika Zaiceva (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and IZA*))
  "Self-Selection and the Returns to Migration: What Can Be Learned from German Unification"
  Discussant: Holger Bonin (IHS - Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna and IZA)
15:15 - 15:30   Conference Wrap-up

*) current affiliation