IZA - Conference Program


18th Annual Migration Meeting

Organizers: George J. Borjas (Harvard University and IZA), Kirk Doran (University of Notre Dame and IZA), Gordon H. Hanson (Harvard University and IZA), Marc J. Witte (IZA)
Location:Cambridge, USA
Date:April 22, 2022 - April 23, 2022

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)

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All times are stated in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT): GMT-4

+++ presentation: 30 min +++ discussion: 15 min +++

Friday, April 22:


The Economics of Immigration: A Conference in Honor of George J. Borjas

09:30 - 09:55   Registration / Coffee and Pastries
09:55 - 10:00   Welcome
        Session A: Immigration Causes and Consequences
  Chair: David Autor (MIT and IZA)
10:00 - 10:45   Kirk Doran (University of Notre Dame and IZA), Alex Gelber (UC, San Diego), Adam Isen (U.S. Treasury Department)
  "The Effects of High-Skilled Immigration Policy on Firms: Evidence from Visa Lotteries"
10:45 - 11:15   Break
11:15 - 12:00   Panu Poutvaara (University of Munich and IZA), Ilpo Kauppinen (VATT Institute for Economic Research)
  "Decomposing Migrant Self-selection: Education, Occupation, and Unobserved Abilities"
12:00 - 13:30   Lunch / Keynote Lecture
    Lawrence Katz (Harvard University and IZA)
        Session B: Internal Migration
  Chair: Jeffrey Grogger (University of Chicago and IZA)
13:30 - 14:15   Brian K. Kovak (Carnegie Mellon University and IZA), Kirill Borusyak (University College London), Rafael Dix-Carneiro (Duke University)
  "Understanding Migration Responses to Local Shocks"
14:15 - 15:00   Gordon H. Hanson (Harvard University and IZA), David Autor (MIT and IZA), David Dorn (University of Zurich and IZA)
  "Foreign-Born and Native-Born Migration Responses to the China Shock"
15:00 - 15:30   Break
        Session C: Immigrant Assimilation and Human Capital
  Chair: Jeffrey Grogger (University of Chicago and IZA)
15:30 - 16:15   Stephen Trejo (University of Texas at Austin and IZA), Brian Duncan (University of Colorado Denver)
  "Which Mexicans Are White? Enumerator-Assigned Race in the 1930 Census and the Socioeconomic Integration of Mexican Americans"
16:15 - 17:00   Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin and IZA), Jeff Biddle (Michigan State University)
  "Days of Work Over a Half Century: The Rise of the Four-Day Week"
18:00       Dinner / Keynote Lecture
    Richard B. Freeman (Harvard University and IZA)

Saturday, April 23:

08:30 - 09:00   Coffee and Pastries
        Session D: Enclaves and Monopsony
  Chair: Marc J. Witte (IZA)
09:00 - 09:45   Jan Stuhler (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and IZA), Michael Amior (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  "Immigration and Monopsony: Evidence across the Distribution of Firms"
09:45 - 10:30   Trine Skriver Hoholt Jensen (Aarhus University), Anna Piil Damm (Aarhus University and IZA), Ahmad Hassani (Aarhus University), Marie Louise Schultz-Nielsen (Rockwool Foundation Research Unit and IZA)
  "Co-Ethnic Neighbors and Investment in Host-Country Language Skills"
10:30 - 11:00   Break
        Session E: Assimilation
  Chair: Marc J. Witte (IZA)
11:00 - 11:45   Christian Chacua (University of Bordeaux), Richard B. Freeman (Harvard University and IZA)
  "Migration and Changes in Research Interest: A Life Cycle Analysis"
11:45 - 12:30   Marco Tabellini (Harvard Business School and IZA), Philipp Jaschke (Institute for Employment Research (IAB)), Sulin Sardoschau (Humboldt University Berlin and IZA)
  "Scared Straight? Threat and Assimilation of Refugees in Germany"
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
        Session F: Immigration Restrictions
  Chair: George J. Borjas (Harvard University and IZA)
13:30 - 14:15   Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes (UC, Merced and IZA), Jose Bucheli (New Mexico State University)
  "Family Seperation and Reunification under President Trump's Zero-Tolerance Policy"
14:15 - 15:00   Joan Monras (Princeton University and IZA), Clement Imbert (University of Warwick), Marlon Seror (UQAM), Yanos Zylberberg (University of Bristol)
  "Floating Population: Consumption and Location Choices of Rural Migrants in China"
15:00 - 15:45   Stephanie Zonszein (University of Pennsylvania), Guy Grossman (University of Pennsylvania)
  "Voted In, Standing Out: Public Response to Immigrants' Political Accession"