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
“Labor market effects of demographic shifts and labor mobility in OECD countries”
2- Anna-Maria Mayda
"Labor market integration of refugees to the United States. Do entrepreneurs in the network help?"
3- Tommaso Frattini, Elena Meschi
“Immigrants’ peer effects in vocational schools?”
13:00-14:30 – LUNCH

14:00 - 15:30 - Parallel Sessions 3
3A - Radicalization of public opinions and migrants   3B - Economic Impact of migration       
Room BB10    Room BB12
Chair: Frédéric Docquier   Chair: Thomas Liebig
1- Libertad Gonzales   1- Anda David,  Rafael De Arce,  Ramón Mahia
“The determinants of domestic violence: What can we learn from immigrants in Europe?”   “Who’s in, who’s out? Return Migration in Times of Crisis”
Discussant: Max Viskanic   Discussant: Paul Schaudt
2- Anthony Edo,  Yvonne Giesing, Jonathan Öztunc, Panu Poutvaara   2- Raquel Sebastián, Magdalena Ulceluse
“Immigration and Electoral Support for the Far Left and the Far Right”   “The effect of immigration on natives’ task specialization. The case of Germany”
Discussant: Libertad Gonzales   Discussant: Anda David
3- Paul Vertier, Max Viskanic   3- Axel Dreher, Martin Gassebner, Paul Schaudt
 “Dismantling the "Jungle": Refugee Relocation and Extreme Voting in France”   The Effect of Migration on Terror – Made at Home or Imported from Abroad?”
Discussant: Panu Poutvaara   Discussant: Magdalena Ulceluse
15:30-16:00 – Coffee Break

16:00 - 18:00 - Parallel Sessions 4
4A - Integration of migrants and their children   4B - Immigration and human capital     
Room BB10    Room BB12
Chair: Michel Beine   Chair: Hillel Rapoport
1- Pascal Achard   1- Gianluca Orefice, Gianluca Santoni
Non-Monetary Parental Transmission: The Case of Immigrants   The Beauty of Diversity: International Competitiveness”
Discussant: Pascal Jaupart   Discussant: Elisabetta Lodigiani
2- Valerio Leone Sciabolazza, Raffaele Vacca, Luca De Benedictis   2- Ernest Miguelez, Claudia Noumedem Temgoua
The Effect of Network Ethnic Segregation on Wage Formation: The Case of Sri-Lankan Immigrants in the City of Milan, Italy”   “Immigration externalities, knowledge flows and brain gain”
Discussant: Pascal Achard   Discussant: Katharina Erhardt
3- Pascal Jaupart   3- Giorgio Brunello, Elisabetta Lodigiani, Lorenzo Rocco
The Elusive Quest for Social Diversity? Social Housing, Immigration, and Diversity in France”   “Does Low Skilled Immigration Cause Human Capital Polarization?”
Discussant: Luca De Benedictis   Discussant: Ernest Miguelez
    4- Peter H. Egger, Katharina Erhardt, Andrea Lassmann
    “Immigration and Firm Integration in International Production Networks”
    Discussant: Gianluca Orefice
18:00 – End of the Conference
Michel Beine (Université du Luxembourg)
Xavier Chojnicki (Université de Lille, LEM)
Patricia Cortes (Boston University)
Frédéric Docquier (Université Catholique de Louvain, IRES)
Jean-Christophe Dumont (OECD)
Tommaso Frattini (University of Milan)
Albrecht Glitz (Pompeu Fabra)
Libertad Gonzalez (Pompeu Fabra)
Hubert Jayet (Université de Lille, LEM)
Yu Korekawa (National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Japan)
Thomas Liebig (OECD)
Marco Manacorda (Queens Mary University)
Phil Martin (University of California, Davis)
Anna-Maria Mayda (Georgetown University)
Young Bum Park (Hansung University)
Paolo Pinotti (Università Bocconi)
Lionel Ragot (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre-La Défense, EconomiX, CEPII)
Hillel Rapoport (Université Paris 1, PSE, CEPII)
Ariell Reshef (Paris School of Economics, CNRS and CEPII)
Jan Stuhler (Carlos III Madrid)
Farid Toubal (ENS Cachan and CEPII)
Arthur Sweetman (Mc Master University)