International Conference on Migration and Welfare

Mercoledì, 21 Dicembre, 2016

International Conference on Migration and Welfare Rome (Italy) 11th and 12th May 2017
Organized by: CIRET - Interuniversity Research Centre “Ezio Tarantelli”

Call for papers
The increasing migration inflows toward Western countries have ignited a heated political debate worldwide. As a matter of facts, the research of a common plan to manage the massive immigration flows of economic migrants as well as asylum seekers and refugees that are crossing the European frontiers is one of the most compelling issues on which the EU countries have to interact. In this discussion, a view supporting the protection of local communities oppose to a view in favour of solidarity. The academic research has already contributed to the debate, but new perspectives and solutions are needed. The aim of the conference is to discuss innovative studies in the field of welfare, labour market, social preferences and protection of social rights.

Examples of questions addressed in the conference are the following:

• How do welfare policies cope with immigration?
• Are welfare policies changed along to cushion migration inflows or are they modified in order to discriminate foreigners to reduce the country’s attractiveness and the impact on the public budget? • How do labour markets react to such exogenous shocks?
• Which is the most affected group of the local population in the destination country and how are the political preferences influenced?
• To what extent EU and Member States legal systems provide for an adequate protection of human and social rights?

The conference will bring together scholars from various disciplines and fields presenting the results of the ongoing research on migration and welfare and will favour an open debate. Submission of papers by economists, lawyers and political scientists on those or strictly related questions especially from young researchers are welcome. The leading language will be English, but papers in Italian are also accepted.

Keynote speakers:
Assaf Razin (Cornell University)
Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics)
Christian Dustmann (University College London)
C. Corsi (University of Florence)
M. Benvenuti (Sapienza University of Rome)

Organizers
Maurizio Franzini (Sapienza University of Rome and CIRET), Marilena Giannetti (Sapienza University of Rome and CIRET), Rama Dasi Mariani (Sapienza University of Rome), Elena Paparella (Sapienza University of Rome), Fabrizio Patriarca (Sapienza University of Rome and CIRET) and Michele Raitano (Sapienza University of Rome and CIRET).

Important dates
30th January 2017 Deadline for abstract submission
28th February 2017 Notification acceptance
25th April 2017 Full paper submission
11th and 12th May 2017 Conference

Fees
There are not fees but participants to the conference have to provide for their travel and staying expenses by themselves.

Conference Program
The conference program will be available in April 2017.

Contacts migrationconference2017@ciret.it

Scientific comittee
Maurizio Franzini (Sapienza University of Rome and CIRET)
Marilena Giannetti (coordinator, Sapienza University of Rome and CIRET)
Rama Dasi Mariani (Sapienza University of Rome)
Elena Paparella (Sapienza University of Rome)
Fabrizio Patriarca (Sapienza University of Rome and CIRET)
Michele Raitano (Sapienza University of Rome and CIRET)

 

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