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Session 13: Migration

Sept 9-10, 2019 | Landau Economics Bldg, 579 Serra Mall, Room 134 (A), Stanford

Migration is one of the key issues both in the U.S. and around the globe. Economists study migration from several perspectives: history, labor, trade, and development. Yet, too often researchers across fields do not present work in the same forum. This SITE session will start this conversation and bring together economists who study questions of migration from different perspectives to stimulate cross-field conversation and share insights and research findings. We plan a two-day conference, with 10-12 papers presented, and plenty of time to discuss and engage with work during the conference.

Organizers: Ran Abramitzky (Stanford), Ethan Lewis (Dartmouth College) and Melanie Morten (Stanford)
Co-Sponsor:  The King Center

In this Session

Sep 9 | 8:00 am to 8:45 am

Check-in | Breakfast

Sep 9 | 8:45 am to 9:00 am

Welcome & Introduction

Sep 9 | 9:00 am to 9:40 am

Youth Drain, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Presented by: Giovanni Peri (UC Davis)
Sep 9 | 9:40 am to 10:00 am

Break

Sep 9 | 10:00 am to 10:40 am

The Social Impacts of Immigrant Legalization: Evidence from IRCA

Presented by: Ethan Lewis (Dartmouth)
Sep 9 | 10:40 am to 11:00 am

Break

Sep 9 | 11:00 am to 11:40 am

​The Labor Market Effects of Immigration Enforcement

Presented by: Chloe East (University of Colorado Denver)
Sep 9 | 11:40 am to 1:00 pm

Lunch

Sep 9 | 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm

Border Walls

Presented by: Melanie Morten (Stanford)
Sep 9 | 1:40 pm to 2:00 pm

Break

Sep 9 | 2:00 pm to 2:40 pm

The International Transmission of Local Economic Shocks Through Migrant Networks

Presented by: Maria Caballero (CMU)
Sep 9 | 2:40 pm to 3:00 pm

Break

Sep 9 | 3:00 pm to 3:40 pm

Innocent Until Stereotyped Guilty? Terrorism and US Immigration Court Decisions

Presented by: Kweku Opoku-Agyemang (UC Berkeley/CEGA)
Sep 9 | 3:40 pm to 4:00 pm

Break

Sep 9 | 4:00 pm to 4:15 pm

The Impact of Indochinese Refugees on U.S. Students’ Academic Achievement and Post-Secondary Education

Presented by: Cynthia Van Der Werf Cuadros (UC Davis)
Sep 9 | 4:15 pm to 4:30 pm

Network Effects: Evidence from Salvadoran Migration to the U.S.

Presented by: Ivette Contreras (GWU)
Sep 9 | 4:30 pm to 4:45 pm

The Effects of Slum Clearance on Displaced Residents: Evidence from Victorian London

Presented by: Yiming He (Stanford)
Sep 9 | 4:45 pm to 5:00 pm

Forced Migration and Human Capital

Presented by: Zhixian Lin (UC Davis)
Sep 9 | 6:00 pm

Dinner Off-Site

Sep 10 | 8:00 am to 8:30 am

Breakfast

Sep 10 | 8:30 am to 9:10 am

Frontier Culture: The Roots and Persistence of "Rugged Individualism" in the United States

Presented by: Sam Bazzi (Boston University)
Sep 10 | 9:10 am to 9:30 am

Break

Sep 10 | 9:30 am to 10:10 am

Intergenerational Mobility of Immigrants in the US over Two Centuries

Presented by: Ran Abramitzky (Stanford) and Santiago Perez (UC Davis)
Sep 10 | 10:10 am to 10:30 am

Break

Sep 10 | 10:30 am to 11:10 am

Goods and Factor Market Integration: A Quantitative Assessment of the EU Enlargement

Presented by: Lorenzo Caliendo (Yale SOM)
Sep 10 | 11:10 am to 11:30 am

Break

Sep 10 | 11:30 am to 12:10 pm

Workers’ Home Bias and Spatial Wage Gaps: Lessons from the Enduring Divide between East and West Germany

Presented by: Tommaso Porzio (Columbia GSB)
Sep 10 | 12:10 pm to 1:20 pm

Lunch

Sep 10 | 1:20 pm to 2:00 pm

High-Skill Migration, Multinational Companies and the Location of Economic Activity

Presented by: Nick Morales (FRB Richmond)
Sep 10 | 2:00 pm to 2:20 pm

Break

Sep 10 | 2:20 pm to 3:00 pm

The Productivity Consequences of Pollution-Induced Migration in China

Presented by: Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale SOM)
Sep 10 | 3:00 pm

Conference Concludes