Migration and Conflict

June 08, 2017

June 09, 2017

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Free but registration is compulsory


Louvain House

June 8

PDF version of the programme


12:00 - 13:30 Registration [@ IRES, Dupriez Building]

14:00 - 15:00 Session 1

  • Catia Batista (Nova University of Lisbon): “Migration, political institutions, and social networks”.
    Discussant : Paolo Giordani.
  • Craig Loschmann (UNU-MERIT): “The local economic impact of hosting refugees: the case of
    Congolese refugees in Rwanda”.
    Discussant: Bruno Schoumaker

15:50 - 16:20 Coffee break

16:20 - 18:00 Session 2

  • Cemal Eren Arbatli (Faculty of Economic Sciences, Moscow): “Minorities, human capital and long-run development: persistence of Armenian and Greek influence in Turkey”.
    Discussant: Andreu Arenas Jal.
  • Arthur Silve (University Laval): “International migration and cultural convergence”
    Discussant: Bastien Chabé-Ferret

18:30 - 19:30 Drink

20:00 Dinner [@ Nulle Part Ailleurs]

June 9

9:00 - 10:40 Session 3

  • Chris Parsons (University of Western Australia): “Oppression, resistance and migration:Afghan households in conflict”.
    Discussant: William Parienté.
  • Philip Verwimp (ECARES, ULB): “Migration, forced displacement and fertility during civil war: a survival analysis”.
    Discussant: Sara Salomone.

10:40 - 11:10 Coffee break

11:10 - 12:50 Session 4

  • Petros Sekeris (University of Montpellier): “The resource curse”.
    Discussant: Gonzague Vannoorenberghe
  • Roland Hodler (University of St. Gallen): “Ethnic geography, federalism, and civil conflict”.
    Discussant: Jean-Philippe Platteau

12:50 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 16:30 Session 5

  • Michael Jetter (University of Western Australia): “Terrorism and the media: the effect of US television coverage on Al-Qaeda attacks”.
    Discussant: Chris Cunningham.
  • Michel Beine (University of Luxembourg): “The impact of conflict on migration: a macro perspective”.
    Discussant: Fabio Mariani
  • Frédéric Docquier (UCLouvain, IRES): “Emigrants’ selection and the modernization potential of transition economies”.
    Discussant: Nadzeya Laurentsyeva.

If you plan to participate send an email to Claudine Stage before May 15.

Organizers :

Marion Mercier (UCLouvain)
Fabio Mariani (UCLouvain)


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European Commision
Research Executive Agency (REA)
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

Picture CC BY-SA 4.0 Mstyslav Chernov

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