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Research Conference on Remittances and Immigration - November 5-6, 2010

November 5–6, 2010

Hosted by: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta America's Center

Final Program

Friday, November 5, 2010
8:00 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 Welcome
Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
8:35 Session 1

Attenuation Bias in Measuring the Wage Impact of Immigration PDF logo
George Borjas, Harvard University

Discussant
Pia Orrenius, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas [Presentation] PDF logo

Remit or Reunify: U.S. Immigrant Parents, Remittances and the Sponsorship of Children
Mark Rosenzweig, Yale University (with Guillermina Jasso, New York University)

Discussant
Kevin Thom, New York University

10:15 Coffee break
10:35 Session 2

Marketing Seasonal Migration
A. Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University (with Gharad Bryan, Yale University and Shyamal Chowdhury, University of Sydney) [Presentation] PDF logo

Discussant
Angelino Viceisza, IFPRI [Presentation] PDF logo

The Feminization of International Migration and the effects on the Families Left Behind: Evidence from the Philippines
Patricia Cortes, Boston University [Presentation] PDF logo

Discussant
Francisca Antman, University of Colorado

12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 Session 3

The Impact of Immigration on the Educational Attainment of Natives PDF logo
Jenny Hunt, McGill University

Discussant
Madeline Zavodny, Agnes Scott College

Self-Selection and Liquidity Constraints in Different Migration Cost Regimes PDF logo
Scott Borger (Researcher)

Discussant
Carlos Urrutia, ITAM

3:10 Coffee break
3:30 Session 4

Globalization and Firm Lobbying PDF logo
Prachi Mishra, IMF (with William Kerr, Harvard Business School, and William Lincoln, University of Michigan)

Discussant
Nicole Simpson, Colgate University [Presentation] PDF logo

The Roots of Global Wage Gaps: Evidence from Randomized Processing of U.S. Visas off-site image
Michael Clemens, Center for Global Development

Discussant
Chad Sparber, Colgate University [Presentation] PDF logo

5:10 Fed Tour or Return to Hotel
6:00 Reception
6:45 Dinner
Keynote Address by Dilip Ratha, World Bank [Presentation] PDF logo
 
Saturday, November 6, 2010
8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast
8:30 Session 1

The Impact of Remittance Fees on Remittance Flows: Evidence from a Field Experiment among Salvadoran Migrants PDF logo
Dean Yang, University of Michigan (with Diego Aycinena, Francisco Marroquin University and Claudia Martinez A., University of Chile)

Discussant
Una Osili, IUPUI [Presentation] PDF logo

Workers' Remittances and the Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate: Theory and Evidence PDF logo
Adolfo Barajas, IMF (with Ralph Chami, IMF; Dalia Hakura, IMF; and Peter Montiel, Williams College)

Discussant
Andrei Zlate, Federal Reserve Board of Governors [Presentation] PDF logo

10:10 Coffee break
10:30 Session 2

Remittances and Income Smoothing in Mexico
Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, California State University, San Diego (with Susan Pozo, Western Michigan University)

Discussant
Pablo Acosta, World Bank

Immigration, Offshoring and American Jobs PDF logo
Giovanni Peri, University of California Davis and NBER

Discussant
Todd Sorensen, UC Riverside

12:10 p.m.

Adjournment
Federico Mandelman, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Box lunch

 

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