Current high levels of immigration are affecting host countries in the economic, political and social sphere. Evidence on the various impacts of immigration on host countries is therefore highly important for an informed debate.

ZEW is hosting a workshop to bring together international scholars from the field of the economics of migration in order to present and discuss recent empirical, theoretical and policy-oriented research looking at the impact of immigration on host countries. We encourage contributions from all areas of economics.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Impact of immigration on host country labour markets
  • Political economy of immigration
  • Migration and crime
  • Fiscal consequences of immigration
  • Drivers of attitudes towards immigration
  • Consequences of illegal immigration
  • Selection of immigrants
  • Forced displacement and refugees

Keynote Speakers

Herbert Brücker

Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg; Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM) & Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Paolo Pinotti

Bocconi University, Milan; Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti (fRDB), Milan & Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London

15 participants may attend the ZEW Workshop on the Economics of Immigration. The standard conference fee is EUR 200. Participants presenting a paper will pay a reduced fee of EUR 100. Following notification of acceptance, presenters may apply for financial support from ZEW to cover their travel expenses. ZEW will also cover accommodation costs for presenters. Researchers interested in presenting a paper should submit a full paper version (preliminary versions are welcome) no later than 13 July 2018 via

Decisions on acceptance shall be made no later than 24 August 2018. All participants are requested to register no later than 14 September 2018.


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25.10.2018 - 26.10.2018

Event Location

ZEW – Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung

L 7, 1 68161 Mannheim

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