2018-2019 Events

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
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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
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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
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East Asian Studies Colloquium are pleased to present "Cross-Space Consumption and Social Status Compensation: Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Chinese Immigrants in the United States" on February 21 at UCLA

February 20, 2019
The presentation looks at a unique form of immigrant transnational practice—cross-space consumption. We consider the act of consumption to have not only functional value that satisfies material needs, but also social value that confers symbolic meaning and social status.

The Hemispheric Institute on the Americas of the University of California, Davis and Enclave Caracol are pleased to present Humanizando La Deportacion from February 16-28

This multimedia exhibition and series of community dialogues is a collaboration with the artists and activists working locally in Tijuana on immigration policy and its personal reverberations. 
  • Calle Primera 8250, Tijuana (between Revolucion and Madera Streets, in front of Museo de Cera)
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