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Workshop on the economics and politics of migration 2022 - 16 June 2022 to 17 June 2022

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Venue: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London

Organisers: Cevat Giray Aksoy, Tugba Bozcaga, Konstantinos Matakos,Seyhun Orcan Sakalli, and Pierre-Louis Vézina

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Day 1 (16 June) 

08:30-09:00 | Coffee and Registration
09:00-09:15 |
Welcome by Beata Javorcik (Chief Economist, EBRD)
09:15-11:00 | Session 1: Attitudes and Integration | chaired by Ralph De Haas (EBRD & KU Leuven)

Media Coverage of Immigration and the Polarization of Attitudes

Sarah Schneider-Strawczynski* (Paris School of Economics), Jérôme Valette (Paris Sorbonne)

Discussant: Joop Adema (LMU Munich)

The Social Integration of International Migrants: Evidence From the Networks of Syrians in Germany

Martin Koenen* (Harvard), Michael Bailey (Facebook), Drew Johnston (Harvard), Theresa Kuchler (NYU), Dominic Russel (Harvard), Johannes Stroebel (NYU)

Discussant: Maria Cotofan (London School of Economics)

Learning from the Origins: Immigrants’ Networks, Political Preferences, and the European Refugee Crisis

Alexander Yarkin (Brown)

Discussant: Santi Sanchez-Pages (King’s College London)

11:00-11:30 | Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 | Keynote Lecture 1 | Understanding Irregular Migration to Europe

by Catia Batista (Nova School of Business and Economics)

Introduction by Pierre-Louis Vézina

12:30-13:30 | Lunch break
13:30-14:40 | Session 2: Skills | chaired by Cevat Giray Aksoy (EBRD & KCL)

The Global Race for Talent: Brain Drain, Knowledge Transfer and Growth

Marta Prato (Chicago)

Discussant: Patrick Gaulé (Bristol)

Spillover Effects of Immigration Policies on Children’s Human Capital

Esther Arenas-Arroyo* (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Bernhard Schmidpeter (Johannes Kepler University)

Discussant: Michael Vlassopoulos (Southampton)

14:40-15:10 | Coffee Break 
15:10-16:20 | Session 3: Public Opinion | chaired by Tugba Bozcaga (KCL)

Opening Heaven’s Door: Public Opinion and Congressional Votes on the 1965 Immigration Act

Timothy J. Hatton* (University of Essex and Australian National University), Giovanni Facchini

(University of Nottingham), Max F. Steinhardt (Free University of Berlin)

Discussant: Mathilde Emeriau (London School of Economics)

The Impact of Forced Migrants' Political Preferences in Receiving Areas: Evidence from the French Algerians' Repatriation

Camille Remigereau (Humboldt-University of Berlin)

Discussant: Andreas Steinmayr (Innsbruck)

16:20-17:45 | Drinks Reception
19:30 | Dinner (by invitation only)

Day 2: 17 June

09:00-09:15 | Coffee and Registration
09:15-11:00 | Session 4: Policies | chaired by Seyhun Orcan Sakalli (KCL)

Immigrants' Legalization and Fi
rms: Evidence from the 2007 EU enlargement

Vittoria Dicandia* (Boston University), Silvia Vannutelli (Northwestern)

Discussant: Jackie Wahba (Southampton)

Attitudes and Policies toward Refugees Evidence from Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Thomas Ginn* (Center for Global Development), Cevat Giray Aksoy (EBRD & KCL)

Discussant: Moritz Marbach (Texas A&M University)

Returning to a Land of Opportunity? Effects of Land Restitution in Colombia

Margaryta Klymak* (Oxford), Naomi Crowther (Trinity College Dublin)

Discussant: Abu Siddique (King’s College London)

11:00-11:20 | Coffee Break
11:20-12:30 | Session 5: Refugees | chaired by Cevat Giray Aksoy (King’s College London)

Refugees, Diversity and Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa

Rana Comertpay* (Luxembourg), Luisito Bertinelli (Luxembourg), Jean-Francois Maystadt (UCLouvain)

Discussant: Ian Levely (King’s College London)

Training Teachers for Diversity Awareness: Impact on School Outcomes of Refugee Children

Semih Tumen* (TED University), Michael Vlassopoulos (Southampton) Jackline Wahba (Southampton)

Discussant: Elif Kubilay (Essex)

12:30-14:00 | Lunch break
14:00-15:15 | Policy Panel | Ukraine Refugee Migration: Practical Steps to Rise to the Challenge

Moderator: Barbara Rambousek (Director, Gender & Economic Inclusion, EBRD)

Helen Dempster (Center for Global Development)

Piotr Lewandowski (Institute for Structural Research)

Ipek Gencsu (Overseas Development Institute)

15:15-15:40 | Coffee Break
15:40-16:40 | Keynote Lecture 2 | Refugees of the Mediterranean

by Elias Papaioannou (London Business School)

Introduction by Pierre-Louis Vézina

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