Workshop: Migration and the Labour Markets


12-13 April 2018

Surgeons' Hall, Nicholson St., Edinburgh


Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics).

The workshop will examine the economic aspects of migration and its impact on the labour market, from an empirical and theoretical perspective. Topics of interest for the workshop include, among others, the effect of migration on native and non-native wages and employment, migrants’ self-selection, the role of local labour markets and the degree to which specific labour markets features mitigate the effects of immigration.


All papers examining migration and the labour markets will be considered. Authors must submit a full paper or a long abstract. The submitting author must provide the full names, affiliations, and email addresses of all co-authors for each submission. There is no registration fee. A conference dinner will be hosted on April 12th. The Labour Economics journal will publish a special issue on “The Economics of Migration: Labour Market Impacts and Migration Policies”, following the workshop. The submission process is open to articles presented at the conference as well as to other original contributions, providing that they are clearly within the scope of the special issue. Guest editors: Francesco Fasani (QMUL), Joan Lull (UAB) and Cristina Tealdi (Heriot-Watt University). Submissions and questions to be sent to:


Simone Bertoli (CERDI, Université Clermont Auvergne), Giovanni Facchini (The University of Nottingham), Francesco Fasani (QMUL), Tommaso Frattini (University of Milan), Cristina Tealdi (Heriot-Watt University). ORGANIZER: Cristina Tealdi (Heriot-Watt University). SPONSORS: Royal Economic Society and the Marie Curie grant EXODUS


A provisional programme is available here.