IZA - Conference Program


16th Annual Migration Meeting

Organizers: George J. Borjas (Harvard University and IZA), Benjamin Elsner (University College Dublin and IZA)
Location:UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy, Room B003, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Date:May 23, 2019 - May 24, 2019

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)


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

Thursday, May 23:

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)
Philip J. O'Connell (University College Dublin)
        Session A: Immigration Policy in the US
09:10 - 09:50   Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes (San Diego State University and IZA), Thitima Puttitanun (Kasetsart University), Mary Lopez (Occidental College)
  "Are Sanctuary Practices Hindering ICE’s Efforts to Target Criminals? Understanding the Use and Implications of Detainers"
09:50 - 10:30   Patrick Turner (University of Notre Dame)
  "High-Skilled Immigration and the Labor Market: Evidence from the H-1B Visa Program"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
        Session B: Determinants of Migration
11:00 - 11:40   Catia Batista (Universidade Nova de Lisboa and IZA), David McKenzie (World Bank and IZA)
  "Testing Classic Theories of Migration in the Lab"
11:40 - 12:20   Christoph Winter (University of Munich)
  "Origin Shocks, Networks, and Migration Dynamics"
12:20 - 14:00   Lunch
        Session C: Irish Migrants, Then and Now
14:00 - 14:40   Elish Kelly (ESRI, Dublin), Seamus McGuinness (ESRI and IZA), Philip J. O’Connell (University College Dublin), Alberto González Pandiella (OECD), David Haugh (OECD)
  "How did Immigrants Fare in the Irish Labour Market over the Great Recession?"
14:40 - 15:20   Ariell Zimran (Vanderbilt University), William J. Collins (Vanderbilt University)
  "The Economic Assimilation of Irish Famine Migrants to the United States"
15:20 - 15:40   Coffee Break
        Session D: Refugees I
15:40 - 16:20   Onur Altindag (Bentley University), Ozan Bakis (Bahcesehir University), Sandra Rozo (Marshall Business School, USC)
  "Blessing or Burden? The Impact of Refugees on Businesses and the Informal Economy"
16:20 - 17:00   Panu Poutvaara (University of Munich and IZA), Cevat Giray Aksoy (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and IZA)
  "Refugees’ Self-selection into Europe: Who Migrates Where?"
17:15       Shuttle to Dinner Location in Dublin City Centre

Friday, May 24:

09:00 - 10:40   Keynote
    Paul Collier (University of Oxford)
  "Sustainable Migration"
    To be sustainable, migration must be ethical, democratically-endorsed, prudent, and generate mutual gains
for hosts and societies-of-origin. To know whether these criteria are being met, what needs to be measured?
10:40 - 11:10   Coffee Break
        Session E: Migration and Politics
11:10 - 11:50   Pascal Jaupart (University of Oxford), Biniam Bedasso (University of Oxford)
  "The Ballot and the Riot: South-South Migration, Elections and Violence in South Africa"
11:50 - 12:30   Joel Machado (LISER), Michel Beine (University of Luxemburg and IZA), Ilse Ruyssen (Ghent University)
  "Do Potential Migrants Internalise Migrant Rights in OECD Host Societies?"
12:30 - 14:00   Lunch
        Session F: Refugees II
14:00 - 14:40   Dany Bahar (Brookings Institution and IZA), Andreas Hauptmann (German Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg), Cem Özgüzel (Paris School of Economics), Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics and IZA)
  "Let Their Knowledge Flow: The Effect of Returning Refugees on Export Performance in the Former Yugoslavia"
14:40 - 15:20   Madhinee Valeyatheepillay (Ifo Institute for Economic Research), Matz Dahlberg (Uppsala University)
  "On the Anatomy of a Refugee Dispersal Policy: Neighborhood Integration and Dynamic Sorting"
15:20 - 15:40   Coffee Break
        Session G: Integration
15:40 - 16:20   Lisa Sofie Höckel (RWI)
  "Speaking the Same Language - The Effect of Foreign Origin Teachers on Students’ Language Skills"
16:20 - 17:00   Ole Monscheuer (Heidelberg University)
  "National Identity and the Integration of Second-Generation Immigrants"