CEPII, Recherche et Expertise sur l'economie mondiale
Monday December 11, 2023 - Tuesday December 12, 2023
OECD Conference Centre, Paris
Immigration in OECD Countries - 13th Annual International Conference

The CEPII, LISER and the OECD as well as their partners from the International Migration Economics Chair at Paris School of Economics, the Fondazione Rodolfo De Benedetti, University of Lille (LEM) and University of Luxembourg are jointly organizing the 13th Annual Conference on "Immigration in OECD Countries" on December 11-12, 2023. The conference will examine the economic aspects of international migration in OECD countries by mapping the migratory flows and analyzing their socio-economic determinants and consequences. Topics of interest include, among others, the determinants of immigration to the OECD, migrants' self-selection, the political economy of immigration, its labor market and public finance effects, as well as migrants and refugees social, political and economic integration. 
Georges Borjas (Harvard Kennedy School),
Sandra Sequeira (London School of Economics),
Romain Wacziarg (UCLA Anderson School of Management).
Programme Day 1
8:45 - 9:15 Welcoming coffee

9:15 - 9:30


Antoine Bouët (CEPII Director),
Frédéric Docquier (Research Program Leader at LISER),
Christophe Dumont (Head of the International Migration Division, Labour and Social Affairs at the OECD)

9:30 - 10:30

KEYNOTE SESSION 1 - Auditorium

George Borjas (Harvard Kennedy School)
Undocumented Immigration in the U.S.: Economic Characteristics and Identification of Policy Impacts

Chair : Jean-Christophe Dumont
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 - Parallel Sessions 1
1A - Labor Market   1B - Attitudes towards Immigrants and Refugees
Room CC 2   Room CC 13
Chair: Thomas Liebig   Chair: Jérôme Valette
1- Fatma Selcen Palut, Dinand Webbink, Sacha Kapoor   1- Sara Tonini, Elie Murard, Simone Quercia, Elena Manzoni
“The unfavorable returns to international migration: Evidence from several generations of Turkish” migration to Europe”   “Sensational news, information, and attitudes towards immigration”
Discussant: Liam Wren Lewis   Discussant: Francesco Campo
2- Liam Wren Lewis, Max Steinhardt,
Luca Paolo Merlino, Philip Rosenbaum
  2- Francesco Campo, Mariapia Mendola, Giulia Tura, Sara Giunti
“The impact of childhood inter-ethnic contact on hiring decisions”   Political Backlash to Refugee Settlement : Cultural and Economic Drivers”
Discussant: Andrew Mountford   Discussant: Giacomo Battiston
3- Andrew Mountford   3- Giacomo Battiston, Steven Stillman, Eugenio Levi, Federico Boffa
“Immigration, Demand, Supply and Sectoral Heterogeneity in the UK Labor Market: A Time Series Approach”   Strategic Use of Social Media by Political Parties: Evidence from Italy”
Discussant: Fatma Selcent Palut   Discussant: Sara Tonini
  12:30-14:00         Lunch Break (by invitation Only)
14:00 - 15:30 - Parallel Sessions 2
2A - Immigration Policies   2B – Return Intentions
Room CC 2   Room CC 13
Chair: Michel Beine   Chair: Antoine Bouët
1Anna Maria Mayda,Rama Mariani, Furio Rosati, Antonio Sparacino   1- Romuald Meango, Francois Poinas
Do immigrants hurt local public finances? Evidence from Italy   “The Option-Value of Overstaying”
Discussant:Franziska Riepl   Discussant: Yvonne Giesing
2- Anthony Edo, George Borjas   2- Teresa Freitas Monteiro, Jacopo Bassetto
“Monopsony, Efficiency and the Regularization of Undocumented Immigrants”   “Home Country Socio-Political Conditions, Return Intentions, and Labour Market Outcomes
Discussant: Anna Maria Mayda   Discussant: Romuald Meango
3- Franziska Riepl, Celina Proffen   3- Yvonne Giesing, Joop Adema, Cevat Aksoy, Panu Poutvaara
“Does a Passport Get You a Degree? Citizenship Reform and Educational Achievement”   Ukrainians' Emigration and Return Intentions in the Face of Conflict
Discussant: Anthony Edo   Discussant: Jacopo Bassetto

15:30 - 16:00         
Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00

KEYNOTE SESSION 2 (4th Alberto Alesina Lecture on the Political Economy of Immigration) – Auditorium

Romain Wacziarg (UCLA Anderson School of Management)
The Cultural Diffusion of the European Fertility Transition
Chair:  Hillel Rapoport
17:00 - 17:15 Announcement of the 2023 Prize for Best Immigration Economics Paper by a Junior Scholar
17:15 - 18:45 - Parallel Sessions 3
3A – Migration History   3B – Geographic Mobility
Room CC 2   Room CC 13
Chair: Romain Wacziarg   Chair: Anna Maria Mayda
1- Sebastian Ottinger, Lukas Rosenberger   1- Michel Beine, Michel Bierlaire, Evangelos Paschalidis, Silvia Varotto, Andreas Vortisch
“The American Origin of the French Revolution”   The Impact of a Possible Trump Reelection on Immigration Pressure in Alternative Countries”
Discussant: Jordan Loper   Discussant: Alice Mesnard and Filip Savatic
2- Simone Bertoli, Melchior Clerc, Jordan Loper, Eric Roca   2- Filip Savatic, Alice Mesnard, Jean-Noel Senne, Helene Thiollet
Migration and the epidemiological approach: when history matters   “Revolving Doors: How Externalization Policies Block Refugees and Divert Other Migrants Across Migration Routes
Discussant: Travis Baseler   Discussant: Ismir Mulalic
3- Travis Baseler, Ran Abramitzky, Isabelle Sin   3- Ismir Mulalic, Albert Saiz, Vinicios Sant'Annan, Marie Louise Schultz-Nielsen, Bence Boje-Kovacs
Persecution and Migrant Self-Selection: Evidence from the Collapse of the Communist Bloc”   Immigrants and Native Flight: Geographic Extend and Heterogeneous Preferences”
Discussant: Lukas Rosenberger   Discussant: Andreas Vortisch
  20:00      Conference dinner – Restaurant “le Vauban” at 7 place Vauban, 75007 Paris (By invitation only)
Programme Day 2

9:30 - 10:30

KEYNOTE SESSION 3 - Auditorium

Sandra Sequeira (London School of Economics)
Forced Displacement, Human Capital and Social Cohesion
Chair :  Frédéric Docquier
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 - Parallel Sessions 4
4A – Immigrants Origin Countries   4B – Political Economy of Immigration
Room CC 2   Room CC 13
Chair: Sandra Sequeira   Chair: Lionel Ragot
1- Elie Murard, Simone Bertoli, David McKenzie   1- Luca Bellodi, Frederic Docquier, Stefano landolo, Massimo Morelli, Riccardo Turati
“Migration, families, and counterfactual families”   “Digging Up Trenches: Populism, Selective Mobility and the Political Polarization of Italian Municipalities”
Discussant: Irène Hu   Discussant: Yash Bhatiya
2- Irène Hu, François Libois   2- Yasmine Elkhateeb, Riccardo Turati, Jérôme Valette
“Man Overboard! Industrial Fishing as a Driver of Migration Out of Africa”   “Immigration and Cultural Heterogeneity: Evidence from two Decades in Europe”
Discussant: Avinandan Chakraborty   Discussant: Stefano Iandolo
3- Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, Avinandan Chakraborty   3- Apurav Yash Bhatiya
“From Books to Borders: How Education Shapes Mexico-U.S. Migration”    “Do Enfranchised Immigrants Affect Politicians' Behavior ?”
Discussant: Elie Murard   Discussant: Yasmine Elkhateeb
  12:30-14:00                    Lunch Break (by invitation only)
14:00 - 15:30 - Parallel sessions 5
5A – Immigration Policies II   1B - Network and Integration
Room CC 2   Room CC 13
Chair: Hubert Jayet   Chair: Anthony Edo
1- Adam Levai, Jean-François Maystadt   1- Lukas Delgado-Prieto
Refugee Induced Border Controls and the Stock Market: Evidence from the Schengen Area   Immigration and Worker Responses Across Firms: Evidence from Administrative Records in Colombia
Discussant: Haodong Qi   Discussant: Esther Arenas Arroyo
2- Haodong Qi, Tuba Bircan   2- Esther Arenas Arroyo, Catalina Amuedo
Can Google Trends Predict Asylum-Seekers' Destination Choices ?   Low-Wage Jobs, Foreign-Born Workers, and Firm Performance
Discussant: Andreas Steinmayr   Discussant: Hiromi Yumoto
3-Toman Barsbai, Sebastian Kupek, Andreas Steinmayr   3- Hiromi Yumoto, Matt Cole, Ceren Ozgen, Liza Jabbour
The Economics of Family-based Immigration”   Firm Sorting and the Economic Assimilation of Refugees
Discussant: Adam Levai   Discussant: Lukas Delgado-Prieto