St Andrews Workshop on the Political Economy of Immigration

When: 17th October 2022

Where: Room JBH – School of Economics and Finance. Castlecliffe, The Scores, KY16 9AR.

Organizer: Margherita Negri ([email protected])

Please register here – registration closes on 10th October 2022


9.00-9.30: Welcome coffee

9.30-10.20: Matteo Gamalerio (Institut d’Economia de Barcelona, University of Barcelona)
Pension systems, demographic trends and attitudes towards immigrants – with T. Boeri, M. Morelli and M. Negri

10.20-11.10: Sarah Schneider-Strawczynski (University of Exeter)
Media coverage of immigration and the polarization of attitudes – with J. Valette

11.10-11.30: Coffee break

11.30-12.20: Margherita Negri (University of St Andrews)
The political economy of open borders: Theory and evidence on the role of electoral rules – with M. Gamalerio and M. Morelli

12.20-14.00: Lunch break

14.00-14.50: Francesco Campo (Milano Bicocca)
The refugee crisis and right-wing populism: Evidence from the Italian dispersal policy – with M. Mendola and S. Giunti

14.50-15.40: Cevat Giray Aksoy (King’s College and EBRD)
Immigrants’ political trust –  with B. Eichengreen, A. Litina, C. Özgüzel and C. Yu