Project Workshop

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

The interdisciplinary workshop took place in February 2012 in Goettingen and assembled researchers from all over the world analyzing aspects of trafficking in human beings in the context of political science and economics as well as criminology.



1 day: Feb. 3rd, 2012

  • Session 1: Anti-trafficking Policy
    • 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)
  • Session 2: Further Policy Issues in Combating Human Trafficking
    • 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)
  • Session 3: Women, Prostitution, and Human Trafficking
    • 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)

2 day: Feb. 4th, 2012

  • Session 4: Push and Pull Factors of Human Trafficking
    • 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)
  • Session 5: Political Economy of Human Trafficking
    • 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)
  • Session 6: Human Trafficking and Globalization
    • 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)


We thank all participants for fruitful and intensive discussions.

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