CEPII, Recherche et Expertise sur l'economie mondiale
Monday December 11, 2017 - Tuesday December 12, 2017
46, quai Alphonse Le Gallo - 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt
Immigration in OECD Countries - 7th Annual International Conference


The OECD, the CEPII (the French Research Center in International Economics), and its partners from the University of Lille (LEM), Paris School of Economics, Fondazione Rodolfo De Benedetti, University of Luxembourg and IRES (Université Catholique de Louvain) are jointly organizing the 7th Annual Conference on "Immigration in OECD Countries" on December 11-12, 2017.

The conference is devoted to examine the economic aspects of international migration in OECD countries by mapping the migratory flows and defining their socio-economic determinants and consequences.

The Keynote speakers are Frédéric Docquier (Université Catholique de Louvain) and Giovanni Peri (University of California, Davis)

8:45-9h15 – Welcome Coffee
9h15-9:30 - WELCOME ADDRESS  -- Auditorium
Sébastien Jean (CEPII Director)
and Stefano Scarpetta (Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the OECD)
9:30-10:30 - KEYNOTE SESSION I  -- Auditorium
Giovanni Peri (University of California, Davis)
"What do we know about the economic effects of immigration policies?"
Moderator: Sébastien Jean (CEPII Director)
10:30-11:00 – Coffee Break
11:00-12:30PLENARY SESSION I -- Auditorium
Chair: Jean-Christophe Dumont (OECD)
12:45 - 14:15 – LUNCH
1- Govert E. Bijwaard, Jackline Wahba
“Immigrants' Wage Growth and Selective Out-Migration”
2- Parag Mahajan and Dean Yang
“Taken by Storm: Hurricanes, Migrant Networks, and U.S. Immigration”
3- Dany Bahar, Andreas Hauptmann, Cem Özgüzel, Hillel Rapoport
“Diasporas, return migration and comparative advantage: a natural experiment of Yugoslavian refugees in Germany”

14:00 - 15:30 - Parallel Sessions 1
1A - Refugees and asylum seekers     1B - Immigration and the labor market I             
Room BB10    Room BB12
Chair: Xavier Chojnicki   Chair: Jean-Christophe Dumont (OECD)
1- Lucas Guichard   1- Christoph Albert
Self-Selection of Asylum Seekers: Evidence from Germany”   “The Labor Market Impact of Undocumented Immigrants: Job Creation vs. Job Competition”
Discussant: Sarah Langlotz   Discussant: Anthony Edo
2- Hippolyte d'Albis, Ekrame Boubtane, Dramane Coulibaly   2- Michael Amior
Immigration and fiscal balance: Evidence from EU countries”   “The Contribution of Foreign Migration to Local Labor Market Adjustment”
Discussant: Lucas Guichard   Discussant: Christoph Albert
3- Axel Dreher, Andreas Fuchs, Sarah Langlotz   3- Anthony Edo
 “The Effects of Foreign Aid on Refugee Flows    “The Impact of Immigration on Wage Dynamics: Evidence from the Algerian Independence War”
Discussant: Hippolyte d'Albis   Discussant: Michael Amior
15:30-16:00 – Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30 - Parallel Sessions 2
2A - Highly skilled migration   2B - Immigration and the labor market II
Room BB10    Room BB12
Chair: Hubert Jayet   Chair: Anthony Edo
1- Andrew Mountford, Jonathan Wadsworth   1- Sara Signorelli
`Good Jobs', Training and Skilled Immigration   Labor Market Consequences of Selective Immigration Policy Analysis of a French Decree Facilitating the Hiring of Non-European Workers in Occupations Experiencing Labor Shortages”
Discussant: Matthieu Solignac   Discussant: Chad Sparber
2- Edoardo Ferrucci   2- Pierre Brochu, Till Grossy, Christopher Worswick
Migration and local innovation: post-USSR inventors in Europe and Israel”   “Temporary Foreign Workers and Firms: Theory and Canadian Evidence”
Discussant: Andrew Mountford   Discussant: Sara Signorelli
3- Laurent Gobillon, Matthieu Solignac   3- Chad Sparber
Homeownership of immigrants in France: selection effects related to international migration flows   “The Value of H-1B Status in Times of Scarcity”
Discussant: Edoardo Ferrucci   Discussant: Christopher Worswick
19:30 – Social diner : Restaurant Le Square, 31 rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris

9:30-10:30 - KEYNOTE SESSION II - Auditorium
Frédéric Docquier (Université Catholique de Louvain)
"The changing structure of immigration to the OECD: what welfare effects on member countries?"
Moderator: Jean-Christophe Dumont
10:30-11:00 – Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 - PLENARY SESSION II - Auditorium
Chair: Lionel Ragot
1- Zovanga L. Kone, Aaditya Mattoo, Caglar Ozden