Workshop on Globalisation, Migration and the Labour Market

ESOP organises a workshop on "Globalisation, Migration and the Labour Market" in relation to the European Strains research project. 

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Thursday February 9

8:50 Opening address

9:00-10:00 Ethan Lewis, Dartmouth College: “Immigration Restrictions as Active Labor Market Policy: Evidence from Mexican Bracero Exclusion”

10:00 -11:00 Gianmarco Ottaviano, London School of Economics: “Immigration, Trade and Productivity in Services: Evidence from U.K Firms”

11:00- 11:30  Coffee break

11:30-12:30  Luca Opromolla, Bank of Portugal: “Trade and Migration: A Quantitative Assessment”

12:30- 13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:30 Matti Sarvimäki, Aalto University: “Sharing the Pain? The Distributional Consequences of the Collapse of Finnish-USSR Trade”

14:30-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-16:00 Maria Brunborg Hoen, Frisch Centre: “Does Labour Migration Hurt Local Workers?”

16:00-17:00 Simon Galle, BI Norwegian Business School: “Slicing The Pie: Quantifying the Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Trade”


Friday February 10

9:00-10:00 Andreas Moxnes and Karen Helene Ulltveit-Moe, University of Oslo: “Opening the Floodgates: Immigration and Structural Change”

10:15 -11:15 Jon Erik Dølvik, FAFO Institute for Labour and Social Research: “Transnational Labour Mobility – Engine for Social Convergence or Divergence in Europe?”

11:30-12:30 Bernt Bratsberg and Oddbjørn Raaum, Frisch Centre: “Immigrant responses to Social Insurance Generosity”

12:30 Closing remarks

12:45 Lunch


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