CEPII, Recherche et Expertise sur l'economie mondiale
Vendredi 6 décembre 2013
9h30 - 19h
Immigration in OECD Countries - Conference

For this third edition, the conference will focus on economic recession and migration.


Third annual Conference on

Economic Recession and Migration

6 December 2013
OECD Conference Centre, Paris


The OECD, the French research center in international economics (CEPII), the research team Equippe of the University of Lille, the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti, the University of Luxemburg and IRES (Université Catholique de Louvain) are jointly organizing the Third annual Conference on “Immigration in OECD Countries“.

This edition will have one outstanding keynote speaker: Professor Timothy Hatton from the Australian National University and the University of Essex.

The conference is devoted to examining the economic aspects of international migration in OECD countries. In particular, this edition aims at shedding some light on the consequences of economic downturn in OECD countries on migration flows and on migrants’ behavior: How do labour migration flows react to changes in economic conditions in destination countries? What is the impact of the great recession on the composition of migration flows by main categories (labour, family, humanitarian, students) and on destination choices? What are the available evidence regarding return and secondary migration? How immigrants and their children are faring in the labour market?

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This conference is organized by: Xavier Chojnicki (CEPII ; EQUIPPE ; Université Lille 2), Jean-Christophe Dumont (OECD), Maëlan Le Goff (CEPII), Lionel Ragot (CEPII ; Université Paris Ouest Nanterre-La Défense).


09:15-09:45 Welcome coffee

Sébastien JEAN (CEPII Director)
and Stefano SCARPETTA (Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the OECD)

10:00-11:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS  (Room C)
Timothy HATTON (Australian National University)
The Slump and Immigration Policy in Europe
Moderator: Stefano SCARPETTA

11:00-11:30  Coffee break

11:30-13:00  INVITED SESSION  (Room C)

Chair: Hubert JAYET (Université Lille 1 - EQUIPPE)

Hillel RAPOPORT (Paris School of Economics)
“Birthplace Diversity and Economic Prosperity”
Discussant: Mariya ALEKSYNSKA (ILO)

Michel BEINE (University of Luxemburg)
Aggregate Fluctuations and International Migration
Discussant: Hubert JAYET (Université Lille 1 - EQUIPPE)

Jesus FERNANDEZ-HUERTAS MORAGA (Foundation for the Study of Applied Economics and IZA)
The European Crisis and Migration to Germany: Expectations and the Diversion of Migration Flows
Discussant: Tito BOERI (Bocconi University)

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 - Parallel Sessions 1
1A - Business Cycles, Public Opinion and Migration Trends in OECD Countries (Room CC18)
Chair: Lionel RAGOT (Paris Ouest University and CEPII)
1) Julia JAUER (OECD), Thomas LIEBIG (OECD), John MARTIN (OECD) and Patrick PUHANI (University of Hannover)
Migration as an Adjustment Mechanism in the Crisis? A Comparison of Europe and the United States”
Discussant: Hippolyte D'ALBIS
2) Hippolyte D'ALBIS (Paris School of Economics), Ekram BOUBTAN (CERDI, Université d’Auvergne) and Dramane COULIBALY (EconomiX-CNRS, Université Paris Ouest)
Immigration Policy and Macroeconomic Performances in France”
Discussant: Cedric GORINAS
3) Cedric GORINAS (The Danish National Centre for Social Research) and  Mariola PYTLIKOVÁ (The Danish Institute for Local and Regional Government Research)
“The Influence of Attitudes toward Immigrants on International Migration”
Discussant: Julia JAUER
1B - Immigration, Labour Market and Welfare (Room CC16)

Chair: Thomas LIEBIG (OECD)
1) Luca MARCHIORI (Central Bank of Luxembourg), Patrice PIERETTI (CREA, Université du Luxembourg) and Benteng ZOU (CREA, Université du Luxembourg)
Immigration, Occupational Choice and Public Employment
Discussant: Osea GIUNTELLA
2) Osea GIUNTELLA (University of Oxford, IZA) and Fabrizio MAZZONNA (University of Lugano, MEA)
Immigration, Working Conditions, and Health
Discussant: Mehtap AKGÜÇ

3) Mehtap AKGÜÇ (IZA and Toulouse School of Economics)
Do Visas Matter? Labor Market Outcomes of Immigrants in France by Visa Classes at Entry
Discussant: Luca MARCHIORI

16:00-16:30 – Coffee break
16:30-18:00 - Parallel Sessions 2
2A - Socio-economic Aspects of Migration (Room CC18)

Chair: Maëlan LE GOFF (CEPII)

1) Nicolas FLEURY (Center for Studies and Forecasting-Alpha Group and EQUIPPE-University of Lille)
How Large Second-generation Migrants and Natives Differ in Terms of Human Capital Accumulation and why? Empirical Evidence for France
Discussant : Doris A. OBERDABERNIG

2) Peter HUBER (Austrian Institute of Economic Research)  and Doris A. OBERDABERNIG (Vienna University of Economic and Business)
Decomposing Welfare Wedges: An Analysis of Welfare Dependence of Immigrants and Natives in Europe
Discussant : Sona KALANTARYAN

3) Sona KALANTARYAN (University of Turin)
Housing Market Responses to Immigration; Evidence from Italy
Discussant : Nicolas FLEURY
2B - Migrant Selection and International Transferabibity of skills (Room CC16)
Chair: Jean-Christophe DUMONT (OECD)
1) Costanza BIAVASCHI (Institute for the Study of Labor) and Benjamin ELSNER (Institute for the Study of Labor)
Let's be Selective about Migrant Self-selection
Discussant: Anthony EDO

2) Anthony EDO (Paris School of Economics), and Farid TOUBAL (Paris School of Economics, ENS Cachan and CEPII)
Selective Migration Policies and Wages Inequality
Discussant: Florin VADEAN
3) Matloob PIRACHA (University of Kent and IZA), Massimiliano TANI (Macquarie University and IZA) and Florin VADEAN (University of Rome Tor Vergata and University of Kent)
Immigrant Over- and Under-education: The Role of Home Country Labour Market Experience
Discussant: Benjamin ELSNER
18:00-19:00 - Cocktail
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