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Workshop on Migration Barriers

6/7 November 2015 in Jena, Germany
Rosensäle, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Fürstengraben 27)

organised by the Chair of Public Finance in cooperation with the Jena Graduate School on Human Behaviour and Change (GSBC).


The aim of this workshop is to bring together economists and researchers from related disciplines who cast light on new developments in theoretical and empirical research related to the emergence, importance, and dismantling of migration barriers. Barriers can be due to individual characteristics, cultural differences, restrictive or non-harmonized policies, and combinations of these and other factors.

The keynote lecture will be delivered by Jesús Fernández-Huertas Moraga (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid).

For registration, please send an email to migration2015@uni-jena.de.

Conference Shedule

Friday, 6 November 2015

Time
Paper
Authors 
9.00
Social Status and Public Attitudes: Self-selection of High-skilled Migrants
Christian Lumpe (University of Gießen)
Claudia Lumpe (University of Gießen)
Jürgen Meckl (University of Gießen)
9.45
Genetic Distance and International Migrant Selection Tim Krieger (University of Freiburg)
Laura Renner (University of Freiburg)
Jens Ruhose (Ifo Institute, Munich)
10.30
Break
10.45
Linguistic Distance, Networks and the Regional Location Decisions of Migrants to the EU Julia Bredtmann (RWI, Essen)
Klaus Nowotny (University of Salzburg)
Sebastian Otten (Ruhr University, Bochum & UCL)
11.30
Education Policies and Migration Across European Countries
Ainhoa Aparicio Fenoll (Collegio Carlo Alberto)
Zoe Kuehn (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
12.15
Lunch Break
13.15
Keynote Lecture:
Borders and Policy Externalities: The Case of the EU Asylum Policy
Jesús Fernández-Huertas Moraga
(Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
14.15
Break
14.30
Migration and Elections Marcus Drometer (Ifo Institute, Munich)
Romuals Méango (Ifo Institute, Munich)
15.15
Female Migration: A Way out of Discrimination?
Ilse Ruyssen (SHERPPA, Ghent University)
Sara Salomone (IRES, Université Catholique de Louvian)
16.00
 Break
16.15
Migration and Regional Development: Evidence from Large-scale Explusion of Germans after World War II Michael Wyrwich (University of Jena)
17.00
Distance is Crucial, at Least for Neighbors: Foreign Employment at the District Level Robert Lehmann (Ifo Institute, Munich)
Wolfgang Nagl (Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna)
17.45
Break

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Time
Paper
Authors 
9.00
Language Learning and Migration: A New Dataset on Language Course Participation
Silke Uebelmesser (University of Jena)
Severin Weingarten (University of Jena)
9.45
Labor Force Participation and Household Economies of Emigrant Couples Martin D. Munk (Aalborg University)
Till Nikolka (Ifo Institute, Munich)
Panu Poutvaara (Ifo Institute, Munich)
10.30
Break
10.45
Immigration Barriers in Minds: The Case of Germany - An Empirical Analysis with Policy Implications Burak Erkut (Dresden University of Technology)
11.30
Pane e Cioccolata: The Impact of Native Attitudes on Return Migration Augustin de Coulon (King's College London)
Dragus Radu (IOS Regensburg)
Max Friedrich Steinhardt (H. Schmidt University, Hamburg)
12.15
Immigration, Attitudes and the Rise of the Political Right: The Role of Cultural and Economic Concerns
Lewis S. Davis (Union College, Schenectady, NY)
Sumit S. Deole (University of Halle)
13.00
 Closing Remarks