IZA - Conference Program


17th IZA Annual Migration Meeting

Organizers: George J. Borjas (Harvard University and IZA), Marc Witte (IZA)
Date:May 28, 2021 - May 29, 2021

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)


All times stated in CEST (Central European Summer Time, GMT+2)

15:30 CEST (GMT+2) is:
6:30 PDT (GMT-7)
8:30 CDT (GMT-5)
9:30 EDT (GMT-4)

14:30 BST (GMT+1)

+++ presentation: 20 minutes +++ floor discussion: 10 minutes +++
+++ keynote: 45 minutes +++ floor discussion: 15 minutes +++

Friday, May 28:

15:30 - 16:00   Meet and Greet
16:00 - 16:30   Shmuel San (New York University)
  "Labor Supply and Directed Technical Change: Evidence from the Termination of the Bracero Program in 1964"
16:30 - 17:00   Joćo Pereira dos Santos (Nova School of Business and Economics), Lara Bohnet (Nova School of Business and Economics), Susana Peralta (Nova School of Business and Economics)
  "Cousins From Overseas: The Labor Market Impact of Half a Million Portuguese Repatriates"
17:00 - 17:15   Break
17:15 - 17:45   Davide Coluccia (Bocconi University), Lorenzo Spadavecchia (Bocconi University)
  "The Economic Effects of Immigration Restriction Policies: Evidence from the Italian Mass Migration to the U.S."
17:45 - 18:15   Pascal Achard (Tilburg University)
  "Ethnic Enclaves and Cultural Assimilation"
18:15 - 18:45   Break
18:45 - 19:15   Patrick Gaule (University of Bath and IZA), Ruchir Agarwal (International Monetary Fund), Ina Ganguli (University of Massachusetts), Geoff Smith (University of Bath)
  "Why U.S. Immigration Barriers Matter for the Global Advancement of Science"
19:15 - 19:45   Anthony Edo (CEPII, Paris), George J. Borjas (Harvard University and IZA)
  "Gender, Selection into Employment and the Wage Impact of Immigration"
19:45 - 20:00   Break
20:00 - 21:00   Keynote
    Ran Abramitzky (Stanford University)
  "Streets of Gold: Immigration and the American Dream over two Centuries"
21:00 - 21:30   Thomas Pearson (Boston University)
  "The Effects of U.S. Immigration Policy on Mexican Labor Markets: Evidence from Secure Communities"
21:30 - 22:00   Lorenzo Pessina (Columbia University), Arun Advani (Warwick University and IZA), Felix Koenig (Carnegie Mellon University and IZA), Andy Summers (London School of Economics)
  "Importing Inequality: Immigration and the Top 1 Percent"

Saturday, May 29:

16:00 - 16:30   Esther Arenas-Arroyo (Vienna University of Economics and Business and IZA), Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes (University of California, Merced and IZA), Bernhard Schmidpeter (University of Linz and IZA)
  "Immigration Policy and Firms’ Labor Demand"
16:30 - 17:00   Yajna Govind (Paris School of Economics)
  "Is Naturalization a Passport for Better Labor Market Integration? Evidence from a Quasi-experimental Setting"
17:00 - 17:15   Break
17:15 - 17:45   Lukas Delgado-Prieto (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
  "Dynamics of Local Wages and Employment: Evidence from the Venezuelan Immigration in Colombia"
17:45 - 18:15   Jeremy Lebow (Duke University)
  "Immigration and Occupational Downgrading in Colombia"
18:15 - 18:45   Break
18:45 - 19:15   David Escamilla-Guerrero (University of St. Andrews), Moramay Lopez-Alonso (Rice University)
  "The Speed of Adjustment of Migrant Self-selection. Evidence from the Panic of 1907"
19:15 - 19:45   Jaime Arellano-Bover (Yale University and IZA), Shmuel San (New York University)
  "The Role of Firms in the Assimilation of Immigrants"
19:45 - 20:00   Break
20:00 - 20:30   Riley Wilson (Brigham Young University), Joseph Price (Brigham Young University and IZA), Christian vom Lehn (Brigham Young University and IZA)
  "The Winners and Losers of Immigration: Evidence from Linked Historical Data"
20:30 - 21:00   Kanatip Pun Winichakul (University of Pittsburgh), Ning Zhang (University of Pittsburgh)
  "Enter Stage Left: Immigration and the Creative Arts in America"
21:00 - 21:30   Sandra V. Rozo (USC Marshall School of Business and IZA), Marisol Rodriguez (Inter-American Development Bank)
  "How Does It Feel to Be a Migrant? Impacts of Perspective-taking on Prosocial Behaviors"