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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. Immigration Policy and the Search for Skilled Workers: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/20145.
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Appendix A

Workshop Agenda

HIGH-SKILLED IMMIGRATION POLICY AND THE GLOBAL COMPETITION FOR TALENT

National Academies Keck Center
500 5th Street NW, Room 100
Washington, DC 20001

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
1:00PM WELCOME
Stephen Merrill, Director Emeritus, STEP Board
INTRODUCTION
Jennifer Hunt, Professor of Economics, Rutgers University
1:15PM SKILLED MIGRATION IN A WORLD OF GLOBAL COLLABORATIONS AND EXCHANGES
Keynote speaker: Richard Freeman, Professor of Economics, Harvard University; and Director, Science and Engineering Workforce Project, National Bureau of Economic Research
1:45PM AUDIENCE Q&A
2:15PM PANEL 1: SKILLED MIGRATION TRENDS AND POLICY EVOLUTION: A MULTILATERAL OVERVIEW

Chair Jennifer Hunt, Rutgers University Presentations:

  • Jean-Christophe Dumont, Head of International
    Migration Division, Directorate for Employment, Labor and Social Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. Immigration Policy and the Search for Skilled Workers: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/20145.
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Discussants: Mark Giralt, Minister-Counsellor for Immigration, Embassy of Canada; Miranda Lauman, Acting Director, Americas, Embassy of Australia

3:15PM AUDIENCE Q&A
3:25PM BREAK
3:40PM PANEL 2A: COMPARATIVE SYSTEM DESIGN AND EFFECTS: Canada and Europe

Chair: Subhash Singhal, Battelle Fellow Emeritus, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Presentations:

  • Charles Beach, Emeritus Professor, Queen’s University
  • Madeline Zavodny, Professor of Economics, Agnes Scott College
  • Jonathan Wadsworth, Professor, Royal Holloway, University of London

Discussant: Francis Cissna, Director of Immigration Policy, Department of Homeland Security

4:50PM AUDIENCE Q&A
5:30PM RECEPTION, Keck Center, 2nd floor prefunction area
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
8:30AM PANEL 2B: COMPARATIVE SYSTEM DESIGN AND EFFECTS: Australia, Middle East & Asia

Chair: Jennifer Hunt, Rutgers University
Presentations:

  • Graeme Hugo, ARC Australian Professorial Fellow, Professor of Geography; Director of the Australian Population and Migration Research Centre, University of Adelaide
  • Lesleyanne Hawthorne, Professor, International Workforce, University of Melbourne, Victoria

Discussant: Ana Maria Mayda, Associate Professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

9:30AM AUDIENCE Q&A
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. Immigration Policy and the Search for Skilled Workers: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/20145.
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10:00AM BREAK
10:15AM PANEL 3: FLOWS OF STUDENTS, COMPUTER WORKERS, & ENTREPRENEURS

Chair: Paula Stephan, Professor of Economics, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
Presentations:

  • Lesleyanne Hawthorne, University of Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jean-Christophe Dumont, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Lindsay Lowell, Director of Policy Studies, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University
11:25PM AUDIENCE Q&A
12:00PM LUNCH
1:15PM

PANEL 4: IMMIGRATION EFFECTS ON INNOVATION AND LABOR MARKETS

Chair: Ellen R. Dulberger, Managing Partner, Ellen Dulberger Enterprises, LLC
Presentations:

  • Daniele Paserman, Professor of Economics, Boston University
  • Herbert Brücker, Professor of Economics, University of Bamberg; Head, Department for International Comparisons and European Integration, Institute for Employment Research (Nuremberg)
  • William Kerr, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Discussant: William Lincoln, Assistant Professor of International Economics, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

2:30PM AUDIENCE Q&A
3:00PM BREAK
3:15PM

PANEL 5: POLICY IMPLICATIONS: A PANEL DISCUSSION

Chair: Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. Immigration Policy and the Search for Skilled Workers: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/20145.
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Discussants:

  • Felicia Escobar, Special Assistant to the President on Immigration, White House
  • William Kamela, Senior Federal Policy Lead, Workforce Readiness and Immigration, Microsoft Corporation
  • Pia Orrenius, Vice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Madeleine Sumption, Director of International Research, Migration Policy Institute
  • Michael Teitelbaum, Senior Research Associate, Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard University
4:30PM AUDIENCE Q &A
5:00PM ADJOURN
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. Immigration Policy and the Search for Skilled Workers: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/20145.
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The market for high-skilled workers is becoming increasingly global, as are the markets for knowledge and ideas. While high-skilled immigrants in the United States represent a much smaller proportion of the workforce than they do in countries such as Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, these immigrants have an important role in spurring innovation and economic growth in all countries and filling shortages in the domestic labor supply.

This report summarizes the proceedings of a Fall 2014 workshop that focused on how immigration policy can be used to attract and retain foreign talent. Participants compared policies on encouraging migration and retention of skilled workers, attracting qualified foreign students and retaining them post-graduation, and input by states or provinces in immigration policies to add flexibility in countries with regional employment differences, among other topics. They also discussed how immigration policies have changed over time in response to undesired labor market outcomes and whether there was sufficient data to measure those outcomes.

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