CEPII, Recherche et Expertise sur l'economie mondiale
Mardi 25 juin 2024 - Mercredi 26 juin 2024
Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER), Luxembourg
The 2nd Junior Workshop on The Economics of Migration

The Junior Workshop on the Economics of Migration is a joint initiative of CERDI, PSE, LISER, the University of Luxembourg, Universidad Carlos III, CEPII, and the IC Migrations.
It offers Ph.D. students and early-stage researchers (post-docs and assistant professors with less than 3 years of experience) an opportunity to share their work in a constructive environment, as well as to exchange the results of recent research in different fields of migration economics.
This workshop follows the spirit of the online webinar series on the economics of migration, an initiative that was launched in April 2020 to provide a platform for economists working on migration to present their work virtually. The first edition of the workshop took place on June 15-16, 2023, at the IC Migrations, Paris.

Programme on 25 June 2024

12:00 - 13:30 >> Poster session with Welcome Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 >> Citizenship and integration
Keynote speaker: Christina Gathmann (LISER)
14:30 - 14:50 >> Coffee break
14:50 - 15:30 >> Educational Spillovers: The Effect of Birthright Citizenship on Siblings' Education Speaker: Elena Ziege (University of Mainz) Discussant: Tamara Bogatzki
15:30 - 16:10 >> Skills, Distortions, and the Labor Market Outcomes of Immigrants across Space Speaker: Gabriele Lucchetti (University of Nottingham) Discussant: Samuel Marshall
16:10 - 16:50 >> Skilled Immigration and Technology
Upgrades as Exports Boosters
Speaker: Leonardo Penaloza-Pacheco (Cornell University) Discussant: Katia Gallegos Torres
16:50 - 17:10 >> Break
17:10 - 17:50 >> Emigration prospects and educational choices: evidence from the French-Luxembourg case Speaker: Javier Sánchez Bachiller (University of Luxembourg)
Dicussant : Julia Li Zhu
17:50 - 18:30 >> Crime and Punishment Order: Prosecutorial Discretion and Discrimination
Speaker: Fatma Selcen Palut (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Discussant: Erik Lundberg
19:30 - 22:30 >> Dinner (only for speakers in the program)
NYX 13 Boulevard du Jazz, 4370, Belvaux Luxembourg

Programme on 26 June 2024

09:00 - 10:00 >> From Paris With Love: Cultural Remittances and Modern Fertility
Keynote speaker: Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics)
10:00 - 10:40 >> Immigration and Political Realignment Speaker: Javad Shamsi (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Discussant: Leonardo Penaloza-Pacheco
10:40 - 11:00 >> Coffee break
11:00 - 11:40 >> Opportunities or Benefits: Local Conditions and Refugee Labor Market Integration Speaker: Katia Gallegos Torres (University of Innsbruck)
Discussant: Elena Ziege
11:40 - 12:40 >> Professional Networks and the Labour Market Assimilation of Immigrants Keynote speaker: Olof Åslund (Uppsala University)
12:40 - 14:00 >> Lunch
14:00 - 14:40 >> The Role of Labor Unions in Immigrant Integration
Speaker: Julia Li Zhu (Norwegian School of Economics)
Discussant: Javier Sánchez Bachiller
14:40 - 15:20 >> Permanent Residency Policy and Skilled Immigration: Evidence from a Swedish Reform Speaker: Erik Lundberg (Uppsala University) Discussant: Fatma Selcen Palut
15:20 - 15:40 >> Coffee break
15:40 - 16:20 >> Trafficking as Choice. Evidence from Nigeria
Speaker: Tamara Bogatzki (WZB Berlin Social Science Center)
Discussant: Audrey Lenoël
16:20 - 17:00 >> Labor Market Power in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Effect of Small Firms, Self-Employment, and Migration
Speaker: Samuel Marshall (University of Warwick) Discussant: Gabriele Lucchetti

Keynote Speakers

Christina Gathmann (LISER), Head of the Labour Market Department at LISER and Professor at the Department of Economics and Finance, University of Luxembourg. She obtained her PhD at the University of Chicago.
Olof Åslund (Uppsala University), visiting professor at the Department of Economics at Uppsala University and holds a part- time position at IFAU. He is the former Director General of IFAU (2010-2019).
Hillel Rapoport (PSE), Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics, where he holds the PSE Research Chair in International Migration Economics, and a scientific advisor at CEPII.

Scientific organisers

Joël Machado
Research Scientist at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) and a Research Fellow of IZA, DEM (University of Luxembourg) and IRES (Université Catholique de Louvain)
Jérôme Valette
Economist at CEPII and Associate Professor at the University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. He is also Head of the Dynamics department at IC Migrations and Research Fellow at the PSE International Migration Economics Chair and IZA
Audrey Lenoël
Sociologist, Postdoctoral researcher at the IC Migrations and scientific coordinator of the Dynamics department.

Scientific committee

Etienne Bacher (LISER), César Barreto (FAU), Michel Beine (University of Luxembourg), Simone Bertoli (CERDI), Gabriel Chaves Bosch (Queen Mary University of London), Maria Alexandra Castellanos (UC3M), Melchior Clerc (CERDI), Luka Delgado-Prieto (UC3M), Frédéric Docquier (LISER), Anthony Edo (CEPII), Bertille Evreux (PSE), Jesús Fernández-Huertas Moraga (UC3M), Christina Gathmann (LISER), Elsa Gautrain (University of Fribourg), María Gertrudis Fernández (UC3M), Yajna Govind (CBS), Giuseppe Grasso (University of Luxembourg), Mitali Roy Mathur (UC Davis), Joël Machado (LISER), Hillel Rapoport (PSE), Sarah Schneider-Strawczynski (University of Exeter), Sara Signorelli (CREST), Felix Stips (LISER), and Jérôme Valette (CEPII).

Poster session details

Attitudes towards Immigration in a Highly Multicultural Society: The Roles of Foreign Background and Local Exposure Aleksa Uljarevic (University of Luxembourg)
Migrants' voices Etienne Bacher (LISER)
Small Pictures, Big Biases: The Adverse Effect of an Airbnb Anti-Discrimination Policy Julio Gabers (LISER)
Bugged out: Locust Plagues and Internal Migration Patterns in the 19th Century US Aurélie Gillen (University of Luxembourg)
Unequal exposure to migration across space and regional development: Evidence from Senegal Narcisse Cha'ngom (LISER)
Migration and Marriage in Indonesia Ariane Gordan (University of Luxembourg)
The Impact of a Possible Trump Reelection on Mexican Immigration Pressures in Alternative Countries Andreas Vortisch (University of Luxembourg)


The organisers gratefully acknowledge financial support by the Luxembourg National Research Fund Doctoral Training Unit ACROSS, the Labour Market Department and the Crossing Borders Research Program at LISER and the Institut Convergences Migrations.