Event Invitation: Amelie Constant, IZA

SGE members are invited to a roundtable discussion for the launch of the International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, the first handbook on the economics of migration, edited by Amelie F. Constant and Klaus F. Zimmermann and published by Edward Elgar. This roundtable will take place on Wednesday, November 20 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Brookings Institution (1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW) in the Somers room. A reception will follow.

RSVP to Christina Golubski at cgolubski@brookings.edu or 202-797-6247.

Migration economics is a burgeoning research area, which is directly relevant to policy debates in countries around the world. With 28 chapters written by 44 experts in the field, the Handbook explores frontier issues in migration research and covers important new topics, including ethnic identities, crime, happiness, obesity, immigrant time use, natural disasters and the impact of migration on the families left behind. The Handbook also covers well-established research areas such as the migration decision, educational mismatches and challenges facing migrant entrepreneurs. (http://www.iza.org/MigrationHandbook/index).

The Handbook’s editors, IZA Director Klaus F. Zimmermann and IZA Program Director for Migration Amelie F. Constant, will briefly present the major highlights and takeaways of the book. After the presentation, discussants Audrey Singer and Neil Ruiz of Brookings and Milena Nikolova of the University of Maryland will provide remarks, and I will moderate the session. After formal remarks, the discussion will open to all roundtable participants.

Free preprint copies of the handbook will be given to participants.