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Eleventh International Conference on Migration and Development

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 - Friday, July 6, 2018

On July 5 and 6, the French Development Agency (AFD) Research Department, the World Bank Development Research Group (DECRG), and the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development jointly organized the 11th International Conference on “Migration and Development”. The conference was devoted to investigating ways in which international migration affects economic and social change in developing countries. Topics included the effects of migration on poverty, inequality, and human capital formation; social networks and migration; diaspora externalities; remittances; brain drain; migration and institutional/technological/demographic change, today and in the past.

Organizing Committee: Ran Abramitzky (Stanford), Rohen d’Aiglepierre (AFD), Anda David (AFD), Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford University), Melanie Morten (Stanford University), Çağlar Özden (World Bank), Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics)

Scientific Committee: Chair -- Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics); Ran Abramitzky (Stanford), Michel Beine (Luxembourg), Simone Bertoli (CERDI), Michael Clemens (CGD), Patricia Cortes (Boston U), Frédéric Docquier (Louvain), Giovanni Facchini (Nottingham), Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford), Hubert Jayet (LEM, Lille), William Kerr (Harvard Business School), Victor Lavy (Warwick and Hebrew University), Anna Maria Mayda (Georgetown), David McKenzie (World Bank), Mushfik Mobarak (Yale), Melanie Morten (Stanford), Çağlar Özden (World Bank), Imran Rasul (UCL), Dean Yang (University of Michigan)


Thursday, July 5, 2018

  • Shuttle pickup at Sheraton Hotel

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    Registration and Breakfast

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    Opening Session

    Ran Abramitzky (Stanford University, Chair of the Organizing Committee)
    Rohen d'Aiglepierre (Economic and Social Research Unit, Agence Française de Développment (AFD))
    Çağlar Özden (Lead Economist, DECRG, World Bank)
    Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics, Chair of the Scientific Committee)

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    Keynote: Long-term orientation and educational performance

    Paola Giuliano (University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management)

    Chair: Ran Abramitzky

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    Determinants of migration

    Parallel Session - Room 120 

    Zack Barnett-Howell (University of Wisconsin, Madison): "Should I stay or should I go: Microeconomic determinants of migration"
    Discussant: Catia Batista (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

    Catia Batista (Universidade Nova de Lisbona): Understanding willingness to migrate illegally: Evidence from a lab in the field experiment" (with Tijan L Bah)
    Discussant: Mariapia Mendola (University of Milano Bicocca and IZA)

    Mariapia Mendola (University of Milano Bicocca and IZA): "Human smuggling and intentions to migrate: Global evidence from a supply shock along Africa-to-Europe migration routes" (with Guido Friebel, Miriam Manchin, and Giovanni Prarolo)
    Discussant: Michel Beine (University of Luxembourg)

    Chair: Hillel Rapoport

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    Historical political economy of migration

    Parallel Session - Room 130

    Elie Murard (IZA Institute for Labor Economics): "Mass refugee inflow and long-run prosperity: Lessons from the Greek population resettlement" (with Seyhun Orcan Sakalli)
    Discussant: Stelios Michalopoulos (Brown University)

    Patrick Testa (University of California, Irvine): "Mass expulsions and local development: Evidence from the Czech borderlands"
    Discussant: Dafeng Xu (University of Minnesota) 

    Toman Barsbai (University of St Andrews/Kiel Institute for the World Economy): "From exodus to exitus: Selective emigration after Germany's failed 1848 revolutions and the rise of the Nazi party" (With Hillel Rapoport)
    Discussant: Ran Abramitzky (Stanford University)

    Chair: Rohen d'Aiglepierre

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    Migration of health and social care workers

    Parallel Session 2 - Room 120

    Caroline Theoharides (Amherst College): "The international migration of healthcare professionals and the supply of educated individuals left behind" (with Paolo Abarcar)
    Discussant: Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics)

    Andreas Steinmayr (University of Munich): "The importance of first impressions: Reducing mistreatment of migrant domestic workers" (with Toman Barsbai, Victoria Licuanan, Erwin Tiongson, and Dean Yang)
    Discussant: Melanie Morten (Stanford University)

    Chair: Melanie Morten

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    Networks and selection

    Parallel Session 2 - Room 130

    Joseph-Simon Goerlach (Bocconi University): "Borrowing constraints, migrant selection, and the dynamics of return and repeat migration"
    Discussant: Sandra Rozo (University of Southern California Marshall School of Business)

    Joshua Blumenstock (University of California, Berkeley): "Migration and the value of social networks" (with Guanghua Chi and Xu Tan)
    Discussant: Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford University)

    Chair: Marcel Fafchamps

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    Coffee break

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    Invited Plenary Session

    Giovanni Facchini (University of Nottingham): "Immigrant selection into politics: Evidence from Norway" (with Bernt Bratsber, Tommaso Frattini and Anna Rosso)
    Discussant: Andreas Steinmayr (University of Munich)

    Çağlar Özden (World Bank): "Moving for prosperity: Global migration and labor markets"
    Discussant: Chris Parsons (University of Western Australia)

    Chair: Stelios Michalopoulos

  • Shuttle pickup at conference building to Terún, Palo Alto

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    Dinner at Terún, Palo Alto

Friday, July 6, 2018

  • Shuttle pickup at Sheraton Hotel

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    Keynote: Refugees in the Mediterranean: The impact of 1920s forced population exchange between Greece and Turkey on the Greek economy and polity

    Stelios Michalopoulos (Brown University)

    Chair: Hillel Rapoport

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    Coffee break

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    Parallel Session 3 - Room 130

    Thomas Ginn (Stanford University): "The Impacts of Camps on Refugees"
    Discussant: Caroline Theoharides (Amherst College)

    Sandra Rozo (University of Southern California Marshall School of Business): "Blessing or burden? The impact of refugees on businesses in host countries" (with Onur Atlindag and Ozan Bakis)
    Discussant: Vasco Yasenov (Unviersity of California, Davis)

    Anna-Maria Mayda (Georgetown University): "Refugees and foreign direct investment: Evidence from the U.S. refugee resettlement program" (with Chris Parsons and Pierre-Louis Vézina)
    Discussant: Thomas Ginn (Stanford University)

    Chair: Çağlar Özden

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    Impact of emigration on households and communities

    Parallel Session 3 - Room 120

    Chuhong Wang (University of Southampton): "Sons or daughters? The impact of children's migration on the health and well-being of parents left behind" (with Jackline Wahba)
    Discussant: Joseph-Simon Goerlach (Bocconi University)

    Yuan Tian (University of California, Los Angeles): "International trade liberalization and domestic institutional reform: Effects of WTO accession on Chinese internal migration policy"
    Discussant: Gianluca Orefice (CEPII)

    Lara Cockx (KU Leuven): "Moving towards a better future for your children? The impact of maternal migration on child well-being in Tanzania"
    Discussant: Jackline Wahba (Southampton University)

    Chair: Jackline Wahba

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    Migration and the global economy

    Parallel Session 4 - Room 120

    Gianluca Orefice (CEPII): "Migration, trade and spillover effects" (with Erik Figueiredo and Luiz Renato Lima)
    Discussant: Pierre-Louis Vézina (King's College)

    Chris Parsons (Unviersity of Western Australia): "Migrant networks and FDI: The fall of Saigon as a natural experiment" (with Han Pham and Pierre-Louis Vezina)
    Discussant: Dany Bahar (The Brookings Institution)

    James Sappenfield (Harvard University): "How migration policy shocks affect cross-border knowledge flows and global collaborative patents: Multi-country causal findings" (with Prithwiraj Choudhury and Dany Bahar)
    Discussant: Anna-Maria Mayda (Georgetown University)

    Chair: Anna-Maria Mayda

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    Political Economy - Chair: David Laitin

    Parallel Session 4A - Room 130


    Samuel Bazzi (Boston University): "Frontier culture: The roots and persistence of 'rugged individualism' in the United States" (with Martin Fiszbein and Mesay Gebresilasse)

    Discussant: Paola Giuliano (University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management)


    Margaret Peters (University of California, Los Angeles): "Emigration and political contestation" (with Michael K. Miller)

    Discussant: Annalí Casanueva Artis (Paris School of Economics) 


    Dafeng Xu (University of Minnesota): "The effects of immigration restriction laws on immigrant segregation in the early twentieth century U.S."

    Discussant: Margaret Peters (University of California, Los Angeles) 

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    Coffee break

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    Invited Plenary

    Michel Beine (University of Luxembourg): "A meta-analysis of the literature on climate change and migration" (with Lionel Jeusette)
    Discussant: Marshall Burke (Stanford University) 

    Melanie Morten (Stanford University): "Border walls"
    Discussant: Samuel Bazzi (Boston University)

    Chair: Paula Giuliano

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    Farewell reception

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