Conference on Migration 2016

The theme of the 2016 conference is Migration in Asian Countries.

The theme of the 2016 conference is Migration in Asian Countries. The conference seeks high-quality research papers that examine the effects of migration in Asian countries and the associated costs and benefits of migration. Possible topics include but are not limited to: 1) evaluating the effects of migration on left behind children’s skill development, 2) marriage, family structure, and migration, 3) assessing the effects of migration on local labor market outcomes, 4) migration and consumption/savings, 5) migration and housing market.


Shuaizhang Feng, Jinan University
Rong Hai, University of Miami


October 9 to 10, 2016

October 28

Wealth Heterogeneity and the Income Elasticity of Migration
Samuel Bazzi, Boston University
Discussant: Jere Behrman, University of Pennsylvania
Facilitating Worker Mobility: A Randomized Information Intervention among Migrant Workers in Singapore
Slesh A. Shrestha, National University of Singapore
Discussant: John Ham, National University of Economics
Migration, Liquidity Constraints and Income Generation: Evidence from Randomized Credit Access in China
Shu Cai, Jinan University
Discussant:Bob Gregory, Australian National University
Assimilation and the Wage Growth of Rural-to-Urban Migrants in China
Suqin Ge, Virginia Tech
Discussant: Zhiling Wang, Jinan University
Risk Attitudes and Household Migration Decisions
Xin Meng, Affiliation
Discussant: Jessica E. Leight, Williams College
Family Background, After-school Tutoring, and Student Achievement: Theory and Experimental Evidence from Rural China
Hongliang Zhang Hong Kong Baptist University
Discussant: Xiang Ma Jinan University

October 10

Internal Migration with Endogenous Social Networks in China
Jin Zhou, The University of Chicago
Discussant:Naijia Guo, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Are China's "Leftover Women" really leftover?: An investigation of marriage market penalties in China
Loren Brandt, The University of Toronto
Discussant: Juan Pantano, Center for the Economics of Human Development
The One-Child Policy and its Impact on Family Outcomes in China
Junsen Zhang, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Discussant: Xiaoyan Lei, Peking University
A Simple Model of the Chinese Huko System and Some Ongoing Reforms
Lex Zhao, Kobe University
Discussant: Jipeng Zhang, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Round Table Discussion