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10th International Conference on MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Conférence migrations et développement Conference organized by the AFD, the World Bank Development Research Group, the CERDI with the financial support of the FERDI

The French Development Agency (AFD) Research Department, the World Bank Development Research Group (DECRG) and the Center for Research on International Development (CERDI) at the Université Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, are jointly organizing, with the financial support of the FERDI, the 10th International Conference on “Migration and Development” on June 29-30, 2017. The conference is devoted to investigating ways in which international migration affects economic and social change in developing countries. Possible topics include the effects of migration on poverty, inequality, and human capital formation; social networks and migration; diaspora externalities; remittances; brain drain; migration and institutional/technological/demographic change.


Christian Dustmann, University College London
Mark Rosenzweig, Yale University


Organizing Committee

Rohen d’Aiglepierre (AFD), Simone Bertoli (CERDI), Ekrame Boubtane (CERDI), Delphine Boutin (CERDI), Jean-Louis Combes (CERDI), Anda David (AFD); Francesca Marchetta (CERDI), Çağlar Özden (World Bank), Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics)

Scientific Committee

Chair -- Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics); Ran Abramitzky (Stanford), Michel Beine (Luxembourg), Simone Bertoli (CERDI, UCA), Micheal Clemens (CGD), Patricia Cortes (Boston U), Vianney Dequiedt (CERDI, UCA), Frédéric Docquier (Louvain), Giovanni Facchini (Nottingham), Philippe Fargues (EUI), Hein de Haas (Amsterdam), Hubert Jayet (LEM, Lille), William Kerr (Harvard Business School), Victor Lavy (Warwick and Hebrew University), Anna Maria Mayda (Georgetown), David McKenzie (World Bank), Çağlar Özden (World Bank), Imran Rasul (UCL), Dean Yang (University of Michigan).



Thursday, June 29



Opening Session

Room: IADT
Patrick Guillaumont, Président de la FERDI
Vianney Dequiedt, Vice-President, Université Clermont Auvergne
Opening remarks:
Çağlar Özden, Senior Economist, DECRG, World Bank
Hillel Rapoport, Paris School of Economics; Chair of the Scientific Committee



Keynote Lecture 1: Rural Risk and Anticipatory Migration: General-Equilibrium Effects of Improving Weather Forecasts”

Speaker: Mark Rosenzweig (Yale University)
Chair: Patrick Guillaumont, FERDI
Coffee break
Parallel Session 1A
Room: IADT

Migration and Innovation

Chair: Simone Bertoli (CERDI, UCA and CNRS)

Parallel Session 1B
Room: Teilhard de Chardin

Short-term, Illegal and Return Migration

Chair: Giovanni Facchini (University of Nottingham)


Raj Choudhury (Harvard University): “Contextual Knowledge and Ethnic Migrant Inventors” (with Do Yoon Kim)

Discussant: Chris Parsons (University of Western Australia)

Nicolas Morales (University of Michigan): “The IT Boom and Other Unintended Consequences of Chasing the American Dream” (with Gaurav Khanna)

Discussant: David McKenzie (World Bank)

Dany Bahar (The Brookings Institution): “Diasporas, return migration and comparative advantage: a natural experiment of Yugoslavian refugees in Germany” (with Andreas Hauptmann, Cem Ozgüzel and Hillel Rapoport)

Discussant: Simone Bertoli (CERDI, UCA and CNRS)

Clément Imbert (University of Warwick): “Short-term Migration Costs: Evidence from India's Employment Guarantee” (with John Papp)

Discussant: Romuald Meango (MEA, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging)

Jackie Wahba (University of Southampton): “Return migrants and the wage premium: does the legal status of the migrants matter?” (with Nelly El-Mallakh)

Discussant: Ekrame Boubtane (CERDI, UCA and CNRS)

Joan Monras (CEMFI, Madrid): “Understanding the consequences of legalizing undocumented immigrants” (with Javier Vazquez-Grenno)

Discussant: Giovanni Facchini (University of Nottingham)


Lunch break
Maison Internationale Universitaire
Parallel Session 2A
Room: IADT

Migration and Economic History

Chair: Mark Rosenzweig (Yale University)

Parallel Session 2B
Room: Teilhard de Chardin

Migration, Agriculture and the Environment

Chair: Michel Beine (University of Luxembourg)


Philipp Ehrl (Universidade Católica de Brasília): “Inherited cultural diversity and wages in Brazil” (with Leonardo Monasterio)

Discussant: Cem Özgüzel (PSE)

Frédéric Docquier (IRES, Université Catholique de Louvain) : “Multiculturalism and Growth: Skill-Specific Evidence from the Post-World War II Period ” (with Riccardo Turati, Jérôme Valette and Chrysovalantis Vasilakis)

Discussant: Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics)

Prashant Bharadwaj (University of California San Diego): “Displacement and Development: Long Term Impacts of the Partition of India” (with Rinchan Ali Mirza)

Discussant: Mark Rosenzweig (Yale University) TBC

Taryn Dinkelman (Dartmouth College): “Labor Migration, Capital Accumulation, and the Structure of Rural Labor Markets” (with Grace Kumchulesi and Martine Mariotti)

Discussant: Joan Monras (CEMFI, Madrid)

Marieke Kleemans (University of Illinois): “Reevaluating Agricultural Productivity Gaps with Longitudinal Microdata” (with Joan Hamory Hicks, Nicholas Li and Edward Miguel)

Discussant: Valerie Mueller (Arizona State University and IFPRI)

Glenn Sheriff (US Department of State): “Labor Response to Climate Variation in Eastern Africa” (with Valerie Mueller, Xiaoya Dou and Clark Gray)

Discussant: Michel Beine (University of Luxembourg)

Coffee break

Keynote Lecture 2: “Temporary migrations

Room: IADT

Speaker: Christian Dustmann (University College London)
Chair: Vianney Dequiedt (CERDI, Université Clermont Auvergne and CNRS)
Conference Dinner
L’Auguste Brasserie, Place de Jaude, Clermont-Ferrand


Vendredi 30 juin

Parallel Session 3A
Room: IADT

Refugee Economics

Chair: Hubert Jayet (LEM, Université Lille 1 and CNRS)
Parallel Session 3B
Room: Teilhard de Chardin

Migration, Remittances and the Family

Chair: Jean-Louis Combes (CERDI, UCA and CNRS)


Andreas Fuchs (Heidelberg University): “Does Aid Help Refugees Stay? Does Aid Keep Refugees Away?” (with Axel Dreher and Sarah Langlotz)

Discussant: Luigi Minale (Universidad Carlos III Madrid)

Carlos Vargas-Silva (University of Oxford): “The impact of hosting refugees on the intra-household allocation of tasks: A gender perspective” (with Isabel Ruiz)

Discussant: Francesca Marchetta (CERDI, UCA and CNRS)

Craig Loschmann (Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University): “The Local Economic Impact of Hosting Refugees: The Case of Congolese Refugees in Rwanda” (with Özge Bilgili and Melissa Siegel)

Discussant: Hubert Jayet (LEM, University of Lille)

Christian Ambrosius (Freie Universität Berlin): “Do remittances crowd-in or crowd-out public expenditure?

Discussant: Jean-Louis Combes (CERDI, UCA and CNRS)

Simone Bertoli (CERDI, UCA and CNRS): “Migration and co-residence choices” (with Elie Murard)

Discussant: Jackie Wahba (University of Southampton)

André Gröger (Goethe University Frankfurt): “Easy Come, Easy Go? Economic Shocks, Labor Migration and the Family Left Behind”

Discussant: Taryn Dinkelman (Dartmouth College)

Coffee break

Invited Plenary Session 1

Chair: Jim de Melo (FERDI and Université de Genève)
Ran Abramitzky (Stanford University): “Cultural Assimilation during Two Ages of Mass Migration” (with Leah Boustan and Katherine Eriksson)
Discussant: Gaspare Tortorici (Trinity College Dublin)
Çağlar Özden (World Bank): “Labor Market determinants of Migrant Selection” (with Michael Packard and Mathis Wagner)
Discussant: Costanza Biavaschi (University of Reading)


Lunch break

Maison Internationale Universitaire

Parallel Session 4A
Room: IADT

International Migration and Globalization

Chair: Frédéric Docquier (IRES, Université catholique de Louvain)
Parallel Session 4B
Room: Teilhard de Chardin

Migration and Social Outcomes

Chair: Victor Lavy (Warwick and Hebrew University)


Brooke Loneragan (University of Western Australia): “Migration Surges” (with Chris Parsons)

Discussant: Jérôme Valette (CERDI)

Maheshwor Shrestha (World Bank): “Get rich or die tryin': Perceived earnings, perceived mortality rate and the value of a statistical life of potential work-migrants from Nepal”

Discussant: Vianney Dequiedt (CERDI, UCA and CNRS)

Costanza Biavaschi (University of Reading): “Taking the Skill Bias out of Global Migration” (with M. Burzynski, B. Elsner and J. Machado)

Discussant: Frédéric Docquier (IRES, Université Catholique de Louvain)


Samia Badji (GATE): “The heterogeneous effect of internal migration on the youth left behind in rural China” (with Sylvie Démurger)

Discussant: Delphine Boutin (CERDI, UCA and CNRS)

Yu Bai (Shaanxi Normal University): “Order Matters: The Effect of Second-Wave Migration on Student Academic Performance in Northwest China” (with Michael Neubauer, Tong Ru, Yaojiang Shi, Kaleigh Kenny and Scott Rozelle)

Discussant: Sylvie Démurger (GATE)

Steven Stillman (Free University of Bolzano): “The Effect of Social Networks on the Economic Outcomes of a Disadvantaged Group: Evidence from Tribal Affiliations” (with Isabelle Sin)

Discussant: Victor Lavy (Warwick and Hebrew University)

Coffee break

Invited Plenary Session 2

Chair: Çağlar Özden (World Bank) and Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics)
Giovanni Facchini (University of Nottingham): “Countering Public Opposition to Migration: The Impact of Information Campaigns” (with Yotam Margalit and Hiroyuki Nakata)
Discussant: Çağlar Özden (World Bank)
David McKenzie (World Bank): “Testing Classic Theories of Migration in the Lab” (with Catia Batista)
Discussant: Steven Stillman (Free University of Bolzano)
Farewell reception
Restaurant L’Odevie, 1 Rue Eugene Gilbert, Clermont-Ferrand