IZA/Urban Institute Workshop on Migration


Organizers: Amelie Constant (Deputy Program Director for Migration, IZA)
Michael E. Fix (Director of the Immigration Studies Program, Urban Institute)
Place: Urban Institute, Washington, D.C.
Date: May 21, 2004

About the Workshop:

The idea of this workshop is to bring together researchers from IZA and the Urban Institute, as well as from DIW Berlin, and learn more about each other's research.
Under the broad rubric of immigration, an array of eclectic papers will cover topics such as economic performance, naturalization and citizenship, educating immigrant youth, self-selection, brain drain, and trends in highly skilled migrants. The sessions are scheduled in a way to complement migration research in Germany and the US.


Friday, May 21:

8:30 - 8:45 am Coffee / Tea

8:45 - 9:00 am Welcoming Address and Introductory Remarks by Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and DIW Berlin) and Michael E. Fix (Urban Institute)

Session I
Chair: Barry R. Chiswick (University of Illinois and IZA)

9:00 - 9:45 am Holger Bonin (IZA)
"Labor Market Effects of Migration in Germany: Examining Skill Groups"

9:45 - 10:30 am Joachim R. Frick (DIW Berlin) and Felix Büchel (Max Planck Institute for Human Development and IZA)
"Immigrants' Economic Performance Across Europe - Does Immigration Policy Matter?"

10:30 - 11:15 am Randy Capps (Urban Institute)
"A Profile of the Low-Wage Immigrant Workforce"

11:15 - 11:30 am Coffee / Tea

Session II
Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and DIW Berlin)

11:30 - 12:15 pm Michael E. Fix (Urban Institute)
"School Reform: The Demographic Imperative and Challenge"

12:15 - 1:00 pm Maurice Schiff (World Bank and IZA)
"South-North Migration and Trade: A Survey"

1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch

Session III
Chair: Amelie Constant (IZA and University of Pennsylvania)

2:00 - 2:45 pm Herbert Brücker (DIW Berlin and IZA) and Parvati Trübswetter (University of Munich)
"Do the Best Go West? An Analysis of the Self-Selection of Employed East-West Migrants in Germany"

2:45 - 3:30 pm Jeff Passel (Urban Institute)
"Naturalization Trends in the United States"

3:30 - 3:45 pm Coffee / Tea

Session IV
Chair: Michael E. Fix (Urban Institute)

3:45 - 4:30 pm Mark Regets (National Science Foundation and IZA)
"Research and Policy Issues in High-Skilled International Migration: A Perspective with Data from the United States"

4:30 - 5:15 pm Frédéric Docquier (University of Lille 2 and IZA) and Hillel Rapoport (Bar-Ilan University)
"Skilled Migration: The Perspective of Developing Countries"

5:15- 5:30 pm Closing Address by Jeff Passel (Urban Institute)

7:30 pm Dinner

Travel Information

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Participants of IZA/Urban Workshop


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