CEPII, Recherche et Expertise sur l'economie mondiale
Monday December 12, 2016
OECD Conference Centre, Paris
Immigration in OECD Countries - 6th Annual International Conference


The OECD, the CEPII (the French Research Center in International Economics), the research team LEM of Lille University, G-MonD (the research group from Paris School of Economics), Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti, the University of Luxemburg and IRES (Université Catholique de Louvain) are jointly organising the 6th Annual Conference on "Immigration in OECD Countries".

The conference focuses on the economic aspects of international migration in OECD countriesby mapping the migratory flows and defining their socio-economic determinants and consequences. The conference also sheds light on issues related to migrants residing in OECD countries such as their labour market outcomes, their selection, the transferability of their skills, etc. 

Keynote speaker : George Borjas (Harvard University).

9:00-9h30 – Welcome Coffee
9h30-9:45 - WELCOME ADDRESS  -- Auditorium
Sébastien Jean (CEPII Director)
and Stefano Scarpetta (Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the OECD)
9:45-11:00 - KEYNOTE ADDRESS  -- Auditorium
George Borjas (Harvard University)
"The Wage Impact of the Marielitos: A Reappraisal"
Moderator: Jean-Christophe Dumont
11:00-11:30 – Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 – FIRST SESSION -- Auditorium
Chair: Lionel Ragot
Hillel Rapoport and Sulin Sardoschau
“International Migration and Cultural Convergence”
Discussant: Paolo Pinotti
Michel Beine, Marco Delogu and Lionel Ragot
“The Role of Fees in Foreign Education: evidence from Italy and the UK”
Discussant: Frédéric Docquier
12:45 - 14:15 – LUNCH

14:15 - 15:45 - Parallel Sessions 1
1A – Migration and refugees     1B – Self selection, third country effect and trade            
Room CC20                   Room CC24
Chair: Anthony Edo     Chair: Thomas Liebig
1- Silvia De Poli, Niklas Jakobsson and Simone Schuller     1- Martin Junge, Martin D. Munk and Panu Poutvaara
The Drowning-Refugee Effect: Media Salience and Xenophobic Attitudes”     “International Migration of Couples”
Discussant: Tommaso Colussi      Discussant: Gianluca Orefice
2- Olena Havrylchyk and Nadiya Ukrayinchuk     2- S. Sirries
“Living in limbo: Economic and social costs for refugees”     “Comparative statistics quantification of structural migration gravity models”
Discussant: Simone Schuller     Discussant: Panu Poutvaara
3- Tommaso Colussi, Ingo E. Isphording and Nico Pestel     3- Erik Figueireda, Luiz Renato Limaa and Gianluca Orefice
 “Minority salience and voting behavior”      “Third country effect of migration: the trade-migration nexus revisited”
Discussant: Nadiya Ukrayinchuk     Discussant:  S. Sirries
15:45 - 16:15  Coffee Break  
16:15 - 17:45 - Parallel Sessions 2  
2A – The macroeconomic effects of migration     2B – The economic and social integration of immigrants
Room CC20                    Room CC24
Chair: Xavier Chojnicki     Chair: Hillel Rapoport
1- Inaam Chaabane and Damien Gaumont     1- C. Gathman, N. Keller and O. Monscheuer
Two-sided legal systems of borders, international migration of adults and social welfare     Access to citizenship and the social integration of immigrants”
Discussant: Hippolyte d'Albis     Discussant: Simona Fiore
2- Francesco Furlanetto and Orjan Robstad     2- Alexia Lochmann, Hillel Rapoport and Biagio Speciale
Immigration and the Macroeconomy: a VAR Perspective”     “The Effect of Language Training on Immigrants’ Economic Integration: Empirical Evidence from France”
Discussant: Inaam Chaabane      Discussant: O. Monscheuer
3- Hippolyte d'Albis, Ekrame Boubtane and Dramane Coulibaly     3- Simona Fiore
International Migration and Regional Housing Markets: Evidence from France”     “The effects of immigrant’s voting rights: evidence from a ‘natural experiment’”
Discussant: Francesco Furlanetto     Discussant: Biagio Speciale
18:00 - 19:00 - Cocktail  

Mariya Aleksynska (International Labour Organization)
Michel Beine (Université du Luxembourg)
Tito Boeri (Università Bocconi)
Xavier Chojnicki (Université de Lille, LEM)
Frederic Docquier (Université Catholique de Louvain, IRES)
Anthony Edo (CEPII)
Jean-Christophe Dumont (OECD)
Hubert Jayet (Université de Lille, LEM)
Thomas Liebig (OECD)
Paolo Pinotti (Università Bocconi)
Friedrich Poeschel (OECD)
Lionel Ragot (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre-La Défense, EconomiX, CEPII)
Hillel Rapoport (Université Paris 1, PSE, CEPII)
Théodora Xenogiani (OECD)

This conference is organized by: Xavier Chojnicki (LEM, University of Lille), Jean-Christophe Dumont (OECD), Anthony Edo (CEPII), Hillel Rapoport (CEPII ; University Paris 1) and Lionel Ragot (CEPII ; Université Paris Ouest Nanterre-La Défense).
All questions are to be sent to: immigrationworkshop2016@cepii.fr