International Workshop

Hosting Refugees: National Policies and Local Communities

International Workshop

31 March - 1 April 2022 - from the University of Milano-Bicocca

This event acts as a platform to exchange knowledge and research on refugees and local development in Europe, from an economic and political perspective.


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31 March – 1 April 2022

University of Milano-Bicocca

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Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano

Thursday 31 March


9:30 am - 9:45 am          Welcoming address 


Keynote speech- Chair: Mariapia Mendola (Unimib)

9:45 am - 10:55 am         Axel Dreher (Heidelberg University, CEPR and CESifo)

Immigration, Political Ideologies and the Polarization of American Politics (with S. Langlotz, J. Matzat, A.M. Mayda, C. Parsons)


10:55 am - 11:30 am       Coffee break


Session 1- Chair: Sara Giunti (Unimib)

11:30 am - 12:20 pm       Tobias Heidland (Kiel Institute for the World Economy)

International cooperation on migration: what do domestic publics want? (with A. Vrânceanu, M. Ruhs and E. Dinas)

12:20 pm - 1:10 pm       Gloria Gennaro (Immigration Policy Labm ETH Zürich)

Immigration, Public Housing and Welfare Chauvinism


1:10 pm - 2:10 pm       Buffet lunch


Session 2- Chair: Giulia Tura (Unimib)

2:10 pm - 3:00 pm       Judith Saurer (University of Würzburg)


3:00 pm - 3:50 pm       Jakob Hennig (Universidad Carlos III Madrid)

Does the threat of deportation undermine integration efforts?


3:50 pm - 4:20 pm       Coffee break


Session 3- Chair: Mauro Lanati (Unimib)

4:20 pm - 5:10 pm       Ilona Lahdelma (Juan March Institute, Universidad Carlos III Madrid)

After the arrivals: How rural and urban areas differ in their responses to asylum seekers

5:10 pm - 6:00 pm       Francesco Campo (University of Milano Bicocca)

Refugees, Right-Wing Populism and Propaganda: Evidence from the Italian Dispersal Policy (with S.Giunti and M.Mendola)


8:00 pm                   Social dinner


Friday 1 April

Session 1 - The MIGRATE Project

9:30 am - 10:30 am       Luca Aiello (University of Milano-Bicocca), Luca d’Aconto (University of Milano-Bicocca), and Sara Giunti (University of Milano-Bicocca)



10.30 am - 10.40 am        Q&A


10:40 am - 11:10 am      Coffee break


Round Table

11:10 - 12:40      Chair:Maurizio Ambrosini (University of Milan)


13:00                   Final Greetings