Insights on Immigration and Development

IV Inside Workshop

Location and dates: Barcelona, June 22 – 23, 2010
Organizers: Ana Rute Cardoso, Lídia Farré, Jesús Fernández-Huertas Moraga
Instructions: presentation 30 min, discussion 10 min, floor discussion 5 min

June 22

Session 1: 9:00 – 10:30, Chair: Lídia Farré

Immigration and the Occupational Choice of Natives: a Factor Proportions Approach”, Javier Ortega and Gregory Verdugo
Presenter: Javier Ortega (City University London)
Discussant: Núria Rodríguez-Planas (UAB)

Tradable Immigration Quotas”, Jesús Fernández-Huertas Moraga and Hillel Rapoport
Presenter: Hillel Rapoport (Bar-Ilan University)
Discussant: Caterina Calsamiglia (UAB)

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

Session 2: 11:00-13:15; Chair: Ramon Caminal

Immigration, Offshoring and American Jobs”, Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg C. Wright
Presenter: Greg C. Wright (UC Davis)
Discussant: Rosario Crinò (Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica – CSIC)

Pension Systems and Immigration Policy
Presenter: Guadalupe Valera (Universidad Pablo de Olavide)
Discussant: Lola Collado (Universitat d’Alacant)

Heaven’s Revolving Door: On the Dynamics of Quality-selective Immigration Policies”, Simone Bertoli and Hillel Rapoport
Presenter: Simone Bertoli (Institute for Employment Research)
Discussant: Aitor Lacuesta (Banco de España)

13:15-15:00 Lunch

KEYNOTE LECTURE: 15:00-16:15; Chair: Ana Rute Cardoso

The Negative Assimilation of Immigrants: A Special Case
Barry R. Chiswick (Univeristy of Illinois)

16:15-16:45 Coffee Break

Session 3: 16:45-18:15; Chair: Lucinda Platt

Roads to Development: Experimental Evidence from Urban Road Pavement”, Marco González-Navarro and Climent Quintana-Domeque
Presenter: Climent Quintana-Domeque (Universitat d’Alacant)
Discussant: Lucia Corno (Boconni Univeresity)

Assessing Downward Rigidities in Developing Countries”, Julián Messina and Anna Sanz-de-Galdeano
Presenter: Julian Messina (World Bank)
Discussant: Marcelo Soto (Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica-CSIC)

June 23

Session 4: 10:00 – 11:30; Chair: Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell

The Sluggish Movement of Workers: Rethinking Immigration Absorption, Rybezynski Effects and Wage Responses
Presenter: Joan Monràs Oliu (Columbia University)
Discussant: Libertad González (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Referral-based Job Search Networks”, Christian Dustmann, Albrecht Glitz and Uta Schönberg
Presenter: Albrecht Glitz (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Discussant: Mariano Bosch (Universitat d’Alacant)

11:30-12:00 Coffee Break

Session 5: 12:00 – 13:30; Chair: Olivier Dagnelie

Migration Restrictions and Criminal Behavior: Evidence from a Natural Experiment”, Giovanni Mastrobuoni and Paolo Pinotti
Presenter: Giovanni Mastrobuoni (Collegio Carlo Alberto)
Discussant: Francesco Fasani (University College London)

A Land of Milk and Honey with Streets Paved with Gold: Do Emigrants Have Over-optimistic Expectations About Incomes Abroad?”, David McKenzie, John Gibson and Steven Stillman
Presenter: Steven Stillman (Motu Economic and Public Policy Research)
Discussant: Jose Varejao (University of Porto)

13:30 Lunch

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