Call for Papers


13th Annual Migration Meeting (AM²)

Organizer: Benjamin Elsner (IZA)
Location:Bonn, Germany
Date:May 27 - May 28, 2016

Submission Deadline:March 18, 2016
Notification of Acceptance:March 31, 2016

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann

About the Meeting

We are delighted to announce the 13th IZA Annual Migration Meeting (AM²). For more than a decade the meeting has provided a unique environment in which to present innovative research and exchange ideas with renowned speakers, veterans in the field and junior scholars. We invite submissions of high quality academic work that extends, enriches, refines, and challenges our understanding of the broad array of issues related to migration. Researchers are expected to present their cutting-edge work. Following tradition, the conference will be organized in a matter designed to foster interaction among the participants in a relaxed atmosphere.

The highlight of the AM² is the Julian Simon Lecture.
Professor George J. Borjas (Harvard Kennedy School and IZA) will deliver this year’s lecture.

The invited authors are expected to participate in the entire 2-day migration meeting.


Researchers interested in participating should submit a paper or extended abstract by March 18, 2016 using our Online Application Form.

Junior researchers should also submit their vitae. In the case of multiple authors, please indicate the correspondence author who would be presenting the paper. Those invited to present a paper may also be expected to serve as a discussant. Papers should not be published prior to the date of the meeting.

Papers/abstracts must include:
• Title of presentation
• Three to five key words and JEL codes
• Presenting author's name, title, organization affiliation, address, telephone, fax number, and e-mail address
• Co-authors names and affiliations

Papers will be considered for a one-hour session, including discussants’ comments and audience participation. Presenters can make their papers available in advance by placing them on the IZA Conference website so they can be linked to the preliminary program.

Travel and Accommodation

Those authors who are invited are expected to participate in the entire 2-day meeting. Economy class airfares and 3 nights of lodging for presenting authors and discussants will be covered according to the IZA Reimbursement Guidelines.