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The two-day Workshop on the Economics and Politics of Migration runs from 19-20 November and is being hosted jointly by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and King’s College London.

The event will feature keynote lectures by Professor Alan Manning (London School of Economics) and Professor Anna Maria Mayda (Georgetown University), alongside a series of sessions focussed on the key issues surrounding migration today.

You can register for the event, which is taking place on Zoom, here.

Cevat Giray Aksoy, Kostas Matakos, and Pierre-Louis Vezina – from the Department of Political Economy at King’s, are organising the event.

Schedule (all times BST)

Day 1 (19 November) *(You can watch the event back here)

13.30-13.40: Welcome by organisers (Cevat Giray Aksoy, Kostas Matakos, Pierre-Louis Vezina)

13.40-15.25: Special Session in Honour of Alberto Alesina chaired by Kostas Matakos (King’s College London)

  • Immigration and Redistribution by Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard University)
  • Religion and Social Mobility in Africa by Elias Papaioannou (London Business School)
  • Migration and Cultural Change by Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics)

15.35-16.35: Keynote Lecture 1: Immigration: Theory, Evidence and Policy, chaired by Ralph De Haas. Professor Alan Manning (London School of Economics).

16.45-18.30: Session 1: Refugee Migration, chaired by Cevat Giray Aksoy (EBRD & King’s College London)

Forced Displacement and Asylum Policy in the Developing World

  • Christopher W. Blair (University of Pennsylvania)*
  • Guy Grossman (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Jeremy M. Weinstein (Stanford University)

Discussant: Toman Barsbai (University of Bristol)

Mixing in Early Childhood: Evidence from Syrian Refugees in Turkey

  • Michael Vlassopoulos (University of Southampton)*
  • Semih Tumen (TED University)
  • Jackline Wahba (University of Southampton) & Yves Zenou (Monash University)

Discussant: Sandra Sequeira (London School of Economics)

Border Policies and Unauthorized Flows: Evidence from the Refugee Crisis in Europe

  • Francesco Fasani (Queen Mary, University of London)*
  • Tommaso Frattini (University of Milan)

Discussant: Giacomo Battiston (Bocconi University)

*presenting author

Day 2 (20 November) *(You can watch the event back here)

13.30-15.15: Session 2: Socio-Economic Integration, chaired by Cevat Giray Aksoy (EBRD)

Migration at Sea: Unintended Consequences of Search and Rescue Operations

  • Vikram Maheshri (University of Houston)*
  • Claudio Deiana (University of Cagliari)
  • Giovanni Mastrobuoni (Collegio Carlo Alberto)

Discussant: Tommaso Frattini (University of Milan)

Marriage, Fertility and Cultural Integration

  • Giulia Tura (University of Milano-Bicocca)*
  • Alberto Bisin (New York University)

Discussant: Alicia Adsera (Princeton)

Rival Guests or Defiant Hosts? The Local Economic Impact of Hosting Refugees

  • Sarah Schneider-Strawczynski (Paris School of Economics)*
  • Cyprien Batut (Paris School of Economics)

Discussant: Mariapia Mendola (University of Milano-Bicocca)

15.25-16.25: Keynote Lecture II: Immigration and Innovation: Firm-level Evidence, chaired by Pierre-Louis Vezina. Professor Anna Maria Mayda (Georgetown University)

16.35-18.20: Session 3: Crime and Political Outcomes, chaired by Kostas Matakos (King’s College London)

Immigration, Crime, and Crime (Mis)Perceptions

  • Nicolas Ajzenman (Sao Paulo School of Economics)*
  • Patricio Dominguez (Inter-American Development Bank)
  • Raimundo Undurraga (DII, University of Chile)

Discussant: Nicola Mastrorocco (Trinity College Dublin)

Migrants' Missing Votes

  • Felicitas Schikora (DIW Berlin)*
  • Yvonne Giesing (University of Munich)

Discussant: Marion Mercier (Université Paris-Dauphine)

How Experience of Asylum Seekers Affects Refugee Policies in Rural and Urban Areas

  • Ilona Lahdelma (University of Oxford)

Discussant: Panu Poutvaara (University of Munich)

18.20-18.25: Concluding remarks by organisers

At this event

Cevat Giray Aksoy

Lecturer in Economics

Pierre-Louis  Vezina

Reader in Economics

Konstantinos  Matakos

Professor of Economics

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