CEPII, Recherche et Expertise sur l'economie mondiale
Immigration in OECD Countries
Monday, december 8, 2014
- 09:15-19:00 - OECD Conference Centre


Fourth  annual conference
The OECD, the French research center in international economics (CEPII), the research team Equippe of the University of Lille, the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti, the University of Luxemburg and IRES (Université Catholique de Louvain) are jointly organizing the Fourth annual Conference on “Immigration in OECD Countries“.
This edition will have one outstanding keynote speaker: Professor Richard B Freeman from Harvard University.
The conference is devoted to examining the economic aspects of international migration in OECD countries.

This conference is organized by: Xavier Chojnicki (CEPII ; EQUIPPE ; Université Lille 3), Jean-Christophe Dumont (OECD), Maëlan Le Goff (Banque de France and CEPII), Lionel Ragot (CEPII ; Université Paris Ouest Nanterre-La Défense).

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9:15-9:45 – Welcome Coffee  

9h45-10:00 - WELCOME ADDRESS  Auditorium
Sébastien Jean (CEPII Director) and Stefano Scarpetta (Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the OECD)  

10:00-11:00 - KEYNOTE ADDRESS  Auditorium
Richard B. Freeman (Harvard University and NBER)
"The Immigration of People and Ideas in 21st Century Economies"
Moderator: Stefano Scarpetta
11:00-11:30 – Coffee Break
11:30-13:00 – SESSION 1 Auditorium
Chair: Hubert Jayet (University of Lille, Equippe)
Anirban Ghosh, Anna Maria Mayda and Francesc Ortega
“The Impact of Skilled Foreign Workers on Firm Growth, Productivity and Innovation: an Investigation of Publicly Traded Firms”
Discussant: Frédéric Docquier (Ires, Université Catholique de Louvain)
Tobias Muller and Roman Graf
“The Effects of the Free Movement of Persons on the Distribution of Wages in Switzerland”
Discussant: Tito Boeri (Bocconi University)
Simone Bertoli, Vianney Dequiedt, and Yves Zenou
“Can selective immigration policies reduce migrants' quality?”
Discussant: Hillel Rapoport (PSE, University Paris 1)
13:00-14:30 – LUNCH
14:30- 16:00 - Parallel Sessions 1
1A- Immigration, trade and public opinion

Room CC16
1B- Immigration, labour market and educational attainment                
Room CC18
Chair: Maëlan Le Goff (Banque de France and Cepii)
1- Walter Steingress
“The causal impact of migration on U.S. intermediate goods’ trade: Evidence from a natural experiment”
Discussant: Cora Signorotto
2- Michał Burzynski
“Trading Goods or Human Capital”
Discussant: Walter Steingress
3- Giovanni Facchini, Tommaso Frattini and Cora Signorotto
 “Mind what your voters read: Media exposure and international economic policy making”
Discussant: Michał Burzynski
Chair: Michel Beine (University of Luxembourg)
1- Javier Ortega and Gregory Verdugo
“The Impact of Immigration on the Local Labor Market Outcomes of Blue Collar Workers: Panel Data Evidence”
 Discussant: Ahmed Tritah
2- Gabin Langevin, David Masclet, Fabien Moizeau, Emmanuel Peterle
“Ethnic Gaps in Educational Attainment and Labor-Market Outcomes: Evidence from France”
Discussant: Gregory Verdugo
3- Eva Moreno-Galbis and Ahmed Tritah
 “Effects of immigration in frictional labor markets: theory and empirical evidence from EU countries”
Discussant: Gabin Langevin
16:00-16:30 –Coffee Break
16:30- 18:00 - Parallel Sessions 2
2A-Impact of immigration on natives’ welfare and locations
Room CC16
2B-Determinants of migration flows and firms’ productivity

Room CC18
Chair: Lionel Ragot (Université Paris Ouest and Cepii) Chair: Jean Christophe Dumont (OECD)
1- Michele Battisti, Gabriel Felbermayr, Giovanni Peri, Panu Poutvaara
“Immigration, Search, and Redistribution: A Quantitative Assessment of Native Welfare”
Discussant: Serife Genc
2- Jesus Fernandez-Huertas Moraga, Ada Ferrer, and Albert Saiz
“Immigrant Locations and Native Residential Preferences in Spain: New Ghettos?”
Discussant: Panu Poutvaara
3- Serife Genc
“Selective Immigration Policy and its Impacts on Natives: A General Equilibrium Analysis”
Discussant: Jesus Fernandez-Huertas Moraga
1- Hubert Jayet et Léa Marchal
“Factor flows in a North-South framework:  complementarity and substitution”
Discussant: Rémi Bazillier
2- Cristina Mitaritonna, Gianluca Orefice, Giovanni Peri
“Immigrants and Firms’productivity: Evidence from France”
Discussant: Léa Marchal
3- Rémi Bazillier, Francisco Magris and Daniel Mirza
“Migration Outflows as Automatic Stabilizers”
Discussant : Gianluca Orefice
18:00 - 19:00 - Cocktail
Names in bold are for presenters