Institute for Economic and Social Research

Asian Family in Transition Conference on Migration



Asian Family in Transition Conference on Migration was held by IESR and HCEO on October 9th and 10th 2016 in Jinan University. The theme of the 2016 conference is Migration in Asian Countries. The conference seeks high-quality research papers that examine the effects of migration in Asian countries and the associated costs and benefits of migration. Possible topics include but are not limited to: 1) evaluating the effects of migration on left behind children’s skill development, 2) marriage, family structure, and migration, 3) assessing the effects of migration on local labor market outcomes, 4) migration and consumption/savings, 5) migration and housing market.


Wealth Heterogeneity and the Income Elasticity of Migration

Presented by Samuel Bazzi from Boston University

Discussed by Jere Brehman from University of Pennsylvania



Facilitating Worker Mobility: A Randomized Information Intervention among Migrant Workers in Singapore

Presented by Slesh A. Shrestha from National University of Singapore

Discussed by John Ham from National University of Singapore



Migration, Liquidity Constraints and Income Generation: Evidence from Randomized Credit Access in China

Presented by Shu Cai from Jinan University

Discussed by Bob Gregory from Australian National University



Assimilation and the Wage Growth of Rural-to-Urban Migrants in China

Presented by Suqin Ge from Virginia Tech

Discussed by Zhiling Wang from Jinan University


Risk Attitudes and Household Migration Decisions

Presented by Xin Meng from Australian National University

Discussed by Jessica E. Leight from Williams College



Family Background, After-school Tutoring, and Student Achievement:
Theory and Experimental Evidence from Rural China

Presented by Hongliang Zhang from Hong Kong Baptist University

Discussed by Xiang MA from Jinan University


Internal Migration with Endogenous Social Networks in China

Presented by Jin Zhou from University of Chicago

Discussed by Naijia Guo from Jinan University


Are China's "Leftover Women'' really leftover?: An investigation of marriage market penalties in China

Presented by Loren Brandt from University of Toronto

Discussed by Juan Pantano from University of Chicago


A Simple Model of the Chinese Huko System and Some Ongoing Reforms

Presented by Lex Zhao from Kobe University

Discussed by Jipeng Zhang from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics


The One-Child Policy and its Impact on Family Outcomes in China

Presented by Junsen Zhang from The Chinese University of Hong Kong 

Discussed by Xiaoyan Lei from Peking University


Round Table Discussion


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