CEPII, Recherche et Expertise sur l'economie mondiale
Friday December 9, 2016
12:30 - 14:30

Uncertainty surrounds the future of the European Union and its place in the world. The crisis set in motion a whole range of initiatives and institutional changes and in Europe, both at the EU28 and euro area levels. These now have to blossom into a solid and durable edifice.

A challenge is therefore to make sure that the next steps in European integration live up to the economic, institutional, political, social and governance challenges that Europe is facing.

In that context, CEPII and France Stratégie have launched a series of monthly events – lunchtalks - about Europe with the aim to bring together officials, academics, as well as practitioners and corporates around a relevant speaker selected for his relevance for European matters.
George J. Borgas & Hillel Rapoport sur "Is Immigration Beneficial to Receiving Countries?"

George J Borjas
Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy
at the Kennedy School of Government - Harvard University
The recent inflow of Middle East refugees in Europe has reignited the long standing debate on the impact of international migrations in receiving countries both on the wages and employment of native workers as well as on the general dynamic of the country in terms of growth and social harmony.

George J Borjas is one of the very few leading economists in the US dealing with these issues, which are at the core of his most recent book “We wanted workers – Unravelling the immigration narrative” (W.W.  Norton & Company).
He is the Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy at the Kennedy School of Government (Harvard University). He received his PhD in economics from Columbia. His teaching and research interests focus on the impact of government regulations on labor markets, with an emphasis on the economic impact of immigration. He is the author of multiple scientific publications as well as a widely used textbook on Labor Economics and several books targeted at a wider audience.
Dscussant: Hillel Rapoport, Professor of economics at Paris School of Economics and CEPII scientific advisor

Discussion and questions from the audience.

Lunch served before the start of the event..
The event will take place under Chatham House Rules.
The presentation and discussion will be held in English.
By invitation only.