All Past Events

Abigail Stepnitz | Asylum Seeking in Unsettled Times: The Changing Nature and Function of Credibility in Immigration Law and Culture

This paper asks how the evolution of cultural ideas about credibility shapes the form of asylum claims, and in light of this process, how asylum-seekers navigate competing demands to make credible claims of persecution and fear. Using a sample of 150 asylum claims from around the world, lodged over a 30-year period, it shows how asylum-seeking takes place in culturally “unsettled times,” which require claimants to adjust the ways they seek to demonstrate their credibility as they navigate the competing demands of organizational legibility, legal requirements, and cultural perceptions.
  • 2203 SS&H (Andrews Conference Room) | UC Davis
  • Event Details

The Economic Impact of Migrants from Hurricane Maria

We examine the impact of a large inflow of people from Puerto Rico into Orlando in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico in September 2017. Around 120,000 people left the island in under six months, and a large plurality of them moved into the Orlando metropolitan area. We adopt a synthetic control estimation strategy to identify the short-term causal impact of the inflow on the Orlando labor market.
  • 2203 SS&H (Andrews Conference Room) | UC Davis
  • Event Details

The Impact of Refugees on Native Students’ Academic Achievement and Post-secondary Education

In this paper, Cynthia van der Werf studies how the largest inflow of refugees in U.S. history –Indochinese refugees at the end of the Vietnam War – affected U.S. children by examining whether native children’s academic achievement was lower in ZIP Codes with higher shares of refugees using the National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS88), the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and U.S. Census data.
  • 2203 SS&H (Andrews Conference Room) | UC Davis
  • Event Details

2019 Economics Alumni Conference

This third annual conference will discuss alumni research as well as provide opportunities to network and create collaborative relationships with current and future UC Davis Ph.D students. 
  • Andrews, Blue, and Gold Conference Rooms, SSH
  • Event Details

Farm Labor 2019: Other Countries, California, Immigration

This conference examines labor-related issues in California and US agriculture. Labor-intensive fruit and vegetable crops are almost 85 percent of California and 40 percent of US crop sales, farm worker employment has been increasing, and the state’s mostly unauthorized farm workers are aging and settling in one place with families that include US-born children.  
  • Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom, UC Davis Law School
  • Event Details