Parallel session
Causes and consequences of forced migration: Empirical and policy challenges

Parallel 5.3 | Room 3: Thursday, 6 October 2022, 13:30-15:00 (UTC-5)

This session is jointly organized and sponsored with the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) and sponsored by UNU-WIDER. The papers in this session discuss the impact of public policies and shocks on migration and also the impact of migration on crime and violence in different country settings.


13:30-15:00 (UTC-5)

Ana María Ibáñez | Chair and presenter

Life out of the shadows: Impacts of amnesties in migrant’s life

Ana María Ibáñez is a Principal Economics Advisor at the IDB. She is the former Dean of the School of Economics at Universidad de los Andes and the Director of the research center (CEDE). Her research concentrates on the microeconomic analysis of internal conflict and migration. She studies the economic consequences of internal conflict, in particular the costs of war and conflict upon the civil population. The other strand of her research explores the causes and consequences of forced and economic migration.

Marieke Kleemans | Presenter

The effect of internal migration on crime and violence: Evidence from Indonesia

Marieke Kleemans is an applied microeconomist with research interests in development economics and labor economics. She works on issues related to migration, human capital, gender, and the intersection of these fields. Marieke is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Andrea Velasquez | Presenter

Temperature shocks, labor markets and migratory decisions in El Salvador

Andrea Velasquez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Colorado Denver. She holds a Ph.D. and MA degree in Economics from Duke University. Her research interests lie at the intersection of development and labor economics, with a special interest in the topics of conflict, migration and gender. Her work has examined the impact of economic shocks (e.g., unexpected increases in violence) or behavioral decisions (e.g., migration) on labor market outcomes, human capital accumulation, and health.