Carnegie Mellon University
2019 conference on immigration

2019 Conference Program Schedule

November 15-16, 2019

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All sessions will be held in the Tepper Quad Room 4242.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

8 - 10 p.m. | Welcome Reception: Urban Tap Shadyside

216 S Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, walking distance from Hotel Indigo-East Liberty (host hotel)

Friday, November 15, 2019

8:15 a.m. | Transportation to the Tepper School

8:30 - 9 a.m. | Buffet Breakfast, Tepper Quad 4243

9 a.m. | Conference Session I:  Macroeconomic Impacts of Migration
Chair: Ali Shourideh

noon | Simmons Auditorium A


1:30 p.m. | Conference Session II:  Migration Policy Design: Theory and Evidence
Chair: Chris Sleet

5 p.m. | Transportation from the Tepper School of Business to Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh East Liberty

6:15 p.m. | Transportation from Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh East Liberty to SOBA

6:30 - 9 p.m. | Dinner: SOBA Restaurant

5847 Ellsworth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 [Cocktails: 6:30 – 7 p.m. |  Dinner: 7 – 9 p.m.]

Saturday, November 16, 2019

8 a.m. | Transportation to the Tepper School

8:15 a.m. | Buffet Breakfast, Tepper 4243

8:45 a.m. | Conference Session III: Internal Migration and Development
Chair: Laurence Ales

  • The Effect of Migration Policy on Growth, Structural Change, and Regional Inequality in China
    Authors: Tongtong Hao (University of Toronto), Ruiqi Sun (Tsinghua University), Trevor Tombe (University of Calgary) and Xiaodong Zhu (University of Toronto)
    Discussant: Jessica Leight (American University)
  • Consumption Gains from Rural-Urban Migration: New Evidence and Interpretation  
    Authors: David Lagakos (University of California San Diego), Samuel Marshall (Yale University), Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale University), Corey Vernot (Yale University) and Michael E. Waugh (New York University)
    Discussant: Todd Schoellman (Minneapolis Federal Reserve)

11:45 a.m. | Conference Adjourns

noon | Box lunches will be available