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25-26 June 2024 - 1st floor MSH LISER Conference room

The Economics of Migration. Junior Workshop - 2nd Edition

The event will be held on June 25-26, 2024, at LISER (Belval, Luxembourg).

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. 

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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. 

The deadline to register is June 19th, 2024. 

Please register here

Workshop Programme

Download the programme pdf

JUNE 25th 

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)

JUNE 26th 

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

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 andregional 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)

Christina Gathmann (LISER)
Christina Gathmann is Head of the Labour Market Department at LISERand Professor at the Department of Economics and Finance, University of Luxembourg. She obtained her PhD at the University of Chicago.

Olof Åslund (Uppsala University)
Olof Åslund is a 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)
Hillel Rapoport is 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.

Joël Machado
Joël Machado is a 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
Jérôme Valette is 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
Audrey Lenoël is 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).


The Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) is a public research institute located in Belval, Luxembourg that was initiated in 1989 and established in 2014. LISER’s missions are to undertake both fundamental and applied research in social sciences in order to advance knowledge, support public policy both at the national and European level and inform society.
LISER contributes to the advancement of scientific knowledge in social and economic matters across the activities of its three research departments "Living Conditions", "Labour Market" and "Urban Development and Mobility". In parallel, the institute aligns itself with national and European priorities and fosters interdisciplinarity by focusing its research work on two priority research programmes: "Crossing Borders" and "Health and Health Systems".

The organizers 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.