IZA - Conference Program


15th Annual Migration Meeting

Organizers: George J. Borjas (Harvard University and IZA), Benjamin Elsner (University College Dublin and IZA)
Location:Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, USA; Fainsod Room (Room 324), third floor
Date:August 09, 2018 - August 10, 2018

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)


+++ presentation: 30 minutes +++ discussion: 10 minutes +++

Thursday, August 09:

08:30 - 09:00   Registration
09:00 - 09:10   Welcoming Remarks by
George J. Borjas (Harvard University and IZA)
Benjamin Elsner (University College Dublin and IZA)
        Session A: Immigrants and Education
09:10 - 09:50   Mariapia Mendola (University of Milan Bicocca and IZA), Guido Friebel (Goethe University Frankfurt and IZA), Miriam Manchin (University College London), Giovanni Prarolo (University of Bologna)
  "International Migration Intentions, Distance and Illegal Costs: Global Evidence from Africa-to-Europe Smuggling Routes"
09:50 - 10:30   Laurent Bossavie (World Bank)
  "Immigrant Concentration at School and Natives’ Achievement: Does Length of Stay in the Host Country Matter?"
10:30 - 11:10   Elisabetta Pasini (Queen Mary, University of London)
  "Migration and Competition for Schools: Evidence from Primary Education in England"
11:10 - 11:40   Coffee Break
        Session B: Immigration and the Labor Market I
11:40 - 12:20   Michael Amior (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
  "The Contribution of Foreign Migration to Local Labor Market Adjustment"
12:20 - 13:00   Oleg Firsin (Cornell University)
  "The Interactive Effect of Immigration and Offshoring on U.S. Wages"
13:00 - 14:00   Lunch
        Session C: DACA and Its Consequences
14:00 - 14:40   Jakub Lonsky (University of Pittsburgh), Osea Giuntella (University of Pittsburgh and IZA)
  "The Effects of DACA on Health Insurance, Access to Care and Health Outcomes"
14:40 - 15:20   Na'ama Shenhav (Dartmouth College), Elira Kuka (Southern Methodist University and IZA), Kevin Shih (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
  "Do Human Capital Decisions Respond to the Returns to Education? Evidence from DACA"
15:20 - 15:40   Coffee Break
        Session D: Migration and Development
15:40 - 16:20   André Gröger (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
  "Easy Come, Easy Go? Economic Shocks, Labor Migration and the Family Left Behind"
16:20 - 17:00   Dean Yang (University of Michigan and IZA), Caroline Theoharides (Amherst College)
  "Abundance from Abroad: Migrant Earnings and Economic Development in the Philippines"
19:30       Dinner at "Henrietta’s Table", 1 Bennett Street

Friday, August 10:

        Session E: Migrant Selection
09:00 - 09:40   Gayane Vardanyan (Trinity College Dublin), Gaia Narciso (Trinity College Dublin), Battista Severgnini (Copenhagen Business School)
  "The Long-run Impact of Historical Shocks on the Decision to Migrate: Evidence from the Irish Migration"
09:40 - 10:20   Michal Burzynski (University of Luxembourg), Pawel Gola (University of Cambridge)
  "Mexican Immigration to the US: Selection, Sorting and Matching"
10:20 - 11:00   Andreas Steinmayr (University of Munich and IZA), Toman Barsbai (University of St. Andrews), Christoph Winter (LMU Munich)
  "Immigrating into a Recession"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
        Keynote Lecture
11:30 - 13:00   Gordon H. Hanson (University of California, San Diego and IZA)
  "Innovation in Border Enforcement and Its Impact on Attempted Illegal Immigration"
13:00 - 14:00   Lunch
        Session F: Immigrant Integration
14:00 - 14:40   Bryan Stuart (George Washington University), Evan J. Taylor (University of Chicago)
  "Migration Networks and Location Decisions: Evidence from U.S. Mass Migration"
14:40 - 15:20   David Schindler (Tilburg University), Mark Westcott (University of Munich)
  "Shocking Racial Attitudes: Black GIs in Europe"
15:20 - 16:00   Stephen Trejo (University of Texas at Austin and IZA), Brian Duncan (University of Colorado Denver), Jeff Grogger (University of Chicago and IZA), Ana Sofia Leon (Universidad Diego Portales, Chile)
  "New Evidence of Generational Progress for Mexican Americans"
16:00 - 16:30   Coffee Break
        Session G: Immigration and the Labor Market II
16:30 - 17:10   Felicitas Schikora (DIW Berlin)
  "The Effect of Initial Placement Restrictions on Refugees' Language Acquisition in Germany"
17:10 - 17:50   Klara Sabirianova Peter (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and IZA), Apoorva Jain (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
  "Limits to Wage Growth: Understanding the Wage Divergence between Immigrants and Natives"
17:50       Closing Remarks