CEPII, Recherche et Expertise sur l'economie mondiale
Mercredi 30 mai 2018
CEPII, Room 5.107
Workshop CEPII – PSE on Migration and trade

Rapid changes in immigrant population characterized advanced economies over the last few decades. This represents a challenge for the labor market and social institutions, but also an opportunity for the international competitiveness of countries. Immigrants contribute to general awareness about their origin countries lowering the transaction trade cost. Also, immigrants bring along their knowledge at destination and improve the export performance of the receiving countries. 
This workshop will bring together leading scholars who are currently studying these issues, and add a special focus on policy relevant questions.

Keynote speakers: Thomas Chaney (Sciences Po), Peter Egger (ETH Zurich)
Organizers: Gianluca Orefice (CEPII) and Hillel Rapoport (PSE and CEPII)
09:00-09:15 Greetings
Sébastien Jean, Director, CEPII
09:15-10:30 Keynote Lecture 1:
Chair: Sébastien Jean, Director, CEPII
Speaker: Thomas Chaney, Sciences Po: “Migrants, ancestors and Foreign Investments
Discussant: Farid Toubal, ENS Cachan and CEPII
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-13:00 Session 1: Migration, trade and FDI
Chair: Gianluca Orefice (CEPII)
Paper 1: Ariell Resheff (PSE and CEPII): “Migration, FDI and the margins of trade
Discussant: Anca Cristea (University of Oregon)
Paper 2: Léa Marchal (Kiel Institute for the World Economy): “Foreign workers and trade
Discussant: Biagio Speciale (PSE)
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:30 Session 2: Migration, diversity and culture
Chair:  Hillel Rapoport (PSE and CEPII)
Paper 1: Sulin Sardoschau (PSE): “International Migration and Cultural Convergence
Discussant: Maria Bas (University of Paris 1)
Paper 2: Gianluca Orefice (CEPII): “Migration, Trade and Spillover Effect
Discussant: Miriam Manchin, UCL
16:30-17:00 Coffee break
17:00-18:15 Keynote Lecture 2:
Chair: Christophe Destais, Deputy Director, CEPII
Speaker: Peter Egger, ETH Zurich: “Immigration and Firm Integration in International Production Networks
Discussant: Gianluca Santoni, CEPII
19:00 Reception and dinner
for presenters and discussants only