2018-2019 Events

La Migración Actual en América del Norte: Detención, Deportación, Retorno

This symposium explores contemporary dynamics of migration in North America, including the criminalization of migrants, the securitization of borders, migrant detention, family separation, deportation, and return migration, from a multidisciplinary perspective, and in dialogue with social organizations.
  • Casa de la Universidad de California, Chimalistac
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"Get Out: How Authoritarian Governments Decide Who Emigrates"

Even the most authoritarian governments allow some citizens to leave. How do they decide who can leave? In this paper, Associate Professor Margaret Peters argues that authoritarian leaders face trade-offs when deciding which individuals should be allowed to leave.

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 and Political Impacts of Displacement from Hurricane Maria

Faced with a long and uncertain recovery, many Puerto Ricans instead opted to move to the US mainland, where as US citizens they enjoy full rights to work and vote. Using various data sources, including data from FEMA disaster relief applications, Justin Wiltshire shows that rather than spreading uniformly throughout the contiguous states these evacuees tended to cluster heavily in relatively few areas.
  • 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.