10:00—11:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

The Short-Term Effects of Visa Restrictions on Migrants’ Legal Status and Wellbeing: A Difference-In-Differences Approach on Venezuelan Displacement


Omar Hammoud - Gallego
Fellow in Political Science and Public Policy at the LSE School of Public Policy


Mathias Czaika
Head of the Department for Migration and Globalization at the University for Continuing Education Krems in Krems, Austria


Michael Clemens
Director of Migration, Displacement, and Humanitarian Policy and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development 



Mathias Czaika of the University of Continuing Education Krems will lead a discussion on Omar Hammoud-Gallego’s fascinating thesis for the London School of Economics, “Understanding the Tide: A Comparative Analysis of Policy Responses to Refugee Inflows.”

Hammoud-Gallego will join CGD for an online presentation of his thesis in which he will discuss the development, determinants and effects of migration and asylum policies of three research articles examining the development of asylum policies in Latin America, the rationale behind the expansion of refugee protection in Latin America, and the effects of visa restrictions in a context of mass displacement and porous borders. He will also discuss his newly-developed methodology – the Asylum Policies in Latin America (APLA) Database.

This discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A session.

*CGD’s Research Seminar Series (RSS) invites leading development scholars to discuss their new research and ideas. The presentations are at times technical but retain a focus on a mixed audience of researchers and policymakers.

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