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CRES-Seminar: Hippolyte d'Albis

CRES-Seminar: Hippolyte d'Albis

Immigration and Government Spending in OECD Countries

  • Date: September, 26th at 13:45h
  • Room: 24.120 (Ciutadella Campus, Mercè Rodoreda Building. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

19.09.2018

 

Abstract: 

This paper evaluates the fiscal effect of international migration. It first estimates a structural Vector Autoregressive model on a panel of 19 OECD countries over the period 1980-2015, in order to quantify the impact of a migration shock. Empirical results suggest that international migration had a positive impact on the economic and fiscal performance of OECD countries. It then proposes an original theoretical framework that highlights the importance of both the demographic structure and the intergenerational public transfers. Hence, OECD countries seems to have benefited from a “demographic dividend” of international migration since 1980. Paper

 
Bio:

Hippolyte d'Albis is Professor at the Paris School of Economics and Senior Researcher at CNRS. He is also Associate Editor of the Journal of Demographic Economics and the Journal of the Economics of Ageing, member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Public Finance Review, and director of the French NTA team. More info here

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