Human Trafficking - Research and Measurement

Workshop Program Human Trafficking, International Crime and National Security: A Human Rights Perspective (February 3rd-4th, 2012, Goettingen)

Feb. 3rd, 2012 (place: Heyne-Haus, Papendiek 16, Goettingen)

  • Registration (8am-9am)


  • Opening and Key-note (9am-10:50am)

    Opening (moderator: Stephan Klasen, Professor of Economics, University of Goettingen)
    - Welcome by Hiltraud Casper-Hehne (Vice President, University of Goettingen)
    - Briefing on Project, Indexing Trafficking in Human Beings, and 3P Index by Seo-Young Cho (Faculty of Economics, University of Goettingen)

    Key-note speech by Beth Simmons (Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University)
    - Diffusion of Norms on Human Trafficking (background paper)
    (chairperson: Eric Neumayer, Professor of Environment and Development, LSE)


  • Coffee Break (10:50am-11:10am)


  • Session 1 : Anti-trafficking Policy (11:10am-12:30pm)

    Chairperson: Axel Dreher (University of Heidelberg)
    - A human trafficking scorecard based on the first round of GRETA reports; validating the 3P scale (Jan van Dijk, Tilburg University)
    - Policies against human trafficking (Niklas Potrafke, University of Konstanz)
    - Gender representation and international compliance against human trafficking (Horace Bartilow, University of Kentucky)


  • Lunch Time (12:30pm-2pm, Heyne-Haus Lounge)


  • Session 2: Further Policy Issues in Combating Human Trafficking (2pm-3:40pm)

    Chairperson: Jan van Dijk (Tilburg University)
    - Are protection policies for human trafficking victims effective? An analysis of the Italian case (Marina Mancuso, Università Cattolica of Milan)
    - Inter-subjective frames and rational choice: transnational crime and the case of human trafficking (Paulette Lloyd, Indiana University)
    - A policy to end child trafficking (Ira Gang, Rutgers University)
    - Do immigrants make us safer? A model on crime, immigration and the labor market (Luca Corazzini/Thomas Bassetti, University of Padua)


  • Coffee Break (3:40pm-4pm)


  • Session 3: Women, Prostitution, and Human Trafficking (4pm-5:40pm)

    Chairperson: Seo-Young Cho (University of Goettingen)
    - Does legalized prostitution increase human trafficking? (Eric Neumayer, LSE)
    - No sex please: we are British! Stigma and risky behaviors among clients of prostitutes (Maria Laura Di Tommaso, University of Turin)
    - Moral reactions, legal solutions: how sex workers in China interpret rights violations (Margaret Boittin, UC Berkeley)
    - A foreign affair: fertility and divorce responses of local women due to the influx of foreign brides (Elaine Liu, University of Houston)


  • Workshop Dinner (by invitation, 7pm)


  • Feb. 4th, 2012 (place: Heyne-Haus, Papendiek 16, Goettingen)

  • Session 4 : Push and Pull Factors of Human Trafficking (9am-10:20am)

    Chairperson: Eric Neumayer (LSE)
    - Modeling for determinants of human trafficking (Seo-Young Cho, University of Goettingen)
    - Perceived relative poverty and risk: an aspiration-based model of vulnerability (Cecilia Mo, Stanford University)
    - Vulnerability and human trafficking (Melanie Khamis, Wesleyan University)


  • Coffee Break (10:20am-10:40am)


  • Session 5 : Political Economy of Human Trafficking (10:40am-12pm)

    Chairperson: Jan van Dijk (Tilburg University)
    - The political economy of human trafficking (Richard Frank, University of New Orleans)
    - Human trafficking in Western Europe: public opinions in fifteen nations (Yuliya Tverdova, University of California Irvine)
    - Measuring labor trafficking with respondent driven sampling (Brian Finch/Sheldon Zhang, San Diego State University)


  • Lunch Time (12pm-1.30pm, at own expenses)


  • Session 6 : Human Trafficking and Globalization (1:30pm-3pm)

    Chairperson: Axel Dreher (University of Heidelberg)
    - Cracking down child sex tourism in a global economy (Flaubert Mbiekop, International Development Research Centre)
    - The economics of human trafficking and migration-debt contracts: theoretical and empirical evidence (Mohammad Joarder, Curtin University)
    - Modern day slavery (Alexandra Rudolph, University of Heidelberg)


  • Maps and Directions

  • Inquiry: Dr. Seo-Young Cho (scho@uni-goettingen.de)